Liverpool are in the midst of something of an injury crisis. It is an issue which has rumbled on throughout the season and promises to disrupt the rest of the campaign. Many believe that the Reds need to sign a centre back. Liverpool should sign Eduardo Camavinga instead, Fabinho is doing just fine at the back.
Liverpool centre back crisis
During the summer Liverpool sold Dejan Lovren to Zenit and decided not to replace him.
The move was seen as a gamble by many, placing too much faith in the fitness of the remaining defenders.
The gamble backfired within weeks.
Virgil van Dijk ruptured his ACL in the Merseyside Derby and Joe Gomez sustained a knee injury in England training.
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The two blows left Joel Matip as the last centre back standing.
Liverpool centre back targets
Many fans and pundits believe that Liverpool need to sign a centre back in January.
At the minute we’re lining up with Joel Matip alongside a parade of youngsters and an out of position Fabinho.
Dayot Upamecano, Perr Schuurs and Ibrahima Konate have all been mooted as potential signings.
Whether any of these players would be available in January is another matter entirely.
Liverpool should move for Eduardo Camavinga
Do the Reds really need to sign a centre back?
Fabinho, Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have done a fine job since our two starters dropped out of the side.
Fabby in particular has shown that he is a world class defender.
Given that Rhys Williams is just 19-years-old and has plenty of potential and Fabinho has been consistently brilliant, we should turn our attentions elsewhere.
Liverpool should sign Eduardo Camavinga to cover Fabinho in the midfield whilst he is converted into a centre back.
The Brazilian can fill in in the back four for the remainder of the campaign and perhaps even beyond.
The switch would leave a gap in the midfield, one which could be filled by one of the most exciting young defensive midfielders in the world.
Sport claimed Liverpool are interested in Eduardo Camavinga and a fee of £46m could secure his signature.
Have we been looking at the wrong area for the past few months?