This January proves to be a fascinating one for Kopites. Well, probably December instead. The Reds have to sign a defender and many believe they’ll have a player lined up to join as soon as the window opens. Just who will be the man through the door is anybody’s guess. Twitter has reacted to Liverpool links to Milan Skriniar.
Liverpool defensive crisis
Liverpool are down to just one (regularly) fit centre back in the senior side.
The Reds decided to start the season with just three recognised centre backs, plus a defensive midfielder who could fill in when needed.
This decision backfired when Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for the season. Joel Matip also picked up an injury which has kept him sidelined. Meanwhile, makeshift replacement Fabinho has been ruled out with a hamstring problem.
Whilst Matip has returned to fitness we can’t rely on him to remain fit. A new centre back is a necessity.
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Liverpool and Skriniar
ESPN has linked Liverpool with a move for Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan.
The Slovakian defender was the subject of summer interest from Spurs as Jose Mourinho looked to solidify his defence.
Spurs were unwilling to stump up the £54m Inter were asking for and the 25-year-old subsequently remained at the San Siro.
ESPN believes that Liverpool could move for Milan Skriniar in January as a decisive fix to the problems in the back line.
Twitter reacts to Liverpool and Skriniar
One Tweeter suggested he could benefit from the switch to a back four.
Can’t see Tottenham signing him… Liverpool? Yes probably. Skriniar struggled under Conte in a back 3..maybe he will brilliant again in back 4!
— Yash Prasad (@imYash07) November 6, 2020
Another claimed he isn’t needed.
We don’t need any centre back, the 2 lads we have now are capable, there’s nothing any new addition is coming to prove.
— Krstophe D’ahoy (@christo88839640) November 7, 2020
He is quite an impressive prospect.
Impressive at the age of 25.
— ALFi #YNWA (@alfimathew) November 7, 2020
No better than Rhys Williams according to one user.
Rhys is better
— German Shepherd (@GermanShepher14) November 6, 2020
Many fans aren’t convinced.
— LIVing wondERPOOL Way (@DonnyMatch) November 7, 2020
Others are tired of the scatter gun links.
We have been linked with almost every CB except Maguire so far 😂😂
— Kerry N (@MissKerryDiva) November 6, 2020