According to reports from Spain as cited by SportsMole, Liverpool have allegedly made contact with the representatives of Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez to express an interest in signing the Colombian international.
The report came to fruition the same day David Ornstein of The Athletic revealed that Liverpool would not be in the market come January for further defensive reinforcements.
Liverpool’s loss of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term knee injuries have generated lots of speculation that Jurgen Klopp will dip into the January transfer window to strengthen in central defence.
But despite the Premier League champions losing their first-choice pairing for the majority of the season, it is understood that Liverpool have no intention of entering the window to bolster up their options in that particular position.
Joel Matip remains the club’s only recognised option in central defence and the Cameroonian has battled fitness issues of his own, while Fabinho has been on the sidelines as a result of a hamstring complaint. Liverpool are yet to find a replacement in the transfer window following Dejan Lovren’s departure to Zenit St Petersburg in July.
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Reports in Spain have credited Liverpool with an interest in Spurs’ Sanchez as a possible central defensive alternative.
The 24-year-old has clocked up 126 appearences for the Lilywhites since arriving from Ajax in 2017 but has largely struggled to hold down a regular spot this season under Jose Mourinho.
The South American, who is contracted until 2024, has failed to make the squad for the 2019 Champions League runners-up in their last three PL matches.
The report claims that Sanchez is deemed to be valued by Spurs in the region of €60m (£54m).
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Liverpool signing Sanchez makes little sense for all parties involved and is a move we just cannot justify to see materialising into anything concrete.
Although these situations can change and Liverpool have shown flexibility in the past, the club are not renowned for knee-jerk reactions and do not anticipate abandoning their key principles and core values when it comes to buying players even if their results were to deteriorate.
The Athletic reported on Sunday that a mutual decision between Klopp and the club’s hierarchy had been met and both parties were content with the players currently available at the manager’s disposal.
It is not impossible that a summer scenario is brought forward to January if the need and availability of a specific target match up, but at the moment it is reported that the club remain content on finding internal solutions.