Liverpool are in desperate need of numbers in defence. The Reds have been ravaged by injuries in recent weeks and months. A combination of bad luck and a hectic fixture schedule has left Jürgen Klopp short handed at the back. Many believe the Reds could move for reinforcements in January. Kopites on Twitter have reacted to reported Liverpool interest in Ibrahima Konate.
Liverpool injury crisis
Have you ever seen anything like it?
Jürgen Klopp, at the time of writing, has four of his back five out injured.
Virgil van Dijk was the first to go, the Dutchman ruptured his ACL in the Merseyside Derby thanks to a reckless lunge from Jordan Pickford.
Joe Gomez soon followed suit in solidarity, he picked up a knee injury in England training.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold was next as he limped off at the Etihad with a calf problem.
Most recently Alisson Becker was ruled out with a hamstring issue.
Joel Matip is the last standing centre back in the back line.
Liverpool interest in Konate
The Reds’ dire need of a centre back is being reflected in the gossip columns.
Jürgen Klopp’s side are being persistently linked with young defenders.
Christian Falk of Bild has claimed that Liverpool are interested in Ibrahima Konate of RB Leipzig.
The 21-year-old Frenchman plays alongside another alleged Reds’ target, Dayot Upamecano.
Konte is tied down to Leipzig until 2023 and can also play at right back.
Liverpool fans on Ibrahima Konate links
One supporter was all for the link.
Another would prefer Perr Schuurs.
Whilst his injury record is more encouraging than his teammate’s for one fan.
Some fans are really up for the move.
However, Michael Edwards is sure to keep us guessing until the last minute.