Liverpool are going to sign a defender in the near future. The Reds will likely bring one in in January. The obvious reason for the move is Virgil van Dijk’s injury. Given that everybody knows we are going to dip into the market, the question is simply who will arrive. According to 90min, Liverpool target David Alaba is open to a Premier League move.
Liverpool defensive crisis
Liverpool faced something of an injury crisis early on this season.
The Reds started the campaign with just three centre backs after Dejan Lovren was sold and not replaced.
The move was seen as a gamble by many and it was a gamble which didn’t pay off.
Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for the season after being clattered into in the Merseyside Derby, whilst Joel Matip picked up an injury of his own.
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Fabinho, the makeshift option, was also ruled out after pulling up in the Champions League.
We are now back to two fit centre backs but who knows how long Joel Matip’s fitness will hold out.
Liverpool target Alaba open to move
There has been a number of reports recently linking Liverpool with a move for David Alaba of Bayern Munich.
The versatile Austrian is out of contract at the Allianz at the end of the season, leading many clubs to thinking they can strike a cut price deal for the defender.
According to 90Min, the utility man is now open to a move to the Premier League, having previously indicated that a switch to the English top flight didn’t interest him.
The outlet claims that Liverpool are interested in Alaba, along with Manchester city.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing David Alaba would be an ideal move.
The Austrian would tick a lot of boxes for the Reds. He can play a number of positions and would arrive with a winning pedigree.
Hearing that he is open to a move to the Premier League is encouraging news, the only issue being that Man City have more money than sense and would be willing to stump up the silly wages he could demand.
There is also the consideration that Pep would be very keen – he once referred to the Austrian as a ‘God’.