Liverpool are tipped to be busy bees in the upcoming transfer window. The Reds have been linked with all and sundry due to the ongoing injury crisis. Some names keep cropping up and have us thinking that the interest could be concrete. According to The Telegraph, Liverpool could use Divock Origi to sign Ozan Kabak.
Liverpool need a centre back
The Reds made a massive gamble this summer.
The club sold Dejan Lovren and decided against replacing him.
This decision left the first team with just three recognised senior centre backs.
By November we were down to just one.
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Joel Matip has lined up alongside promising youngsters and an out of place Fabinho.
We have also seen Matip drop out of the side, the Reds had to lineup against Spurs without a senior centre back in the starting side.
Many believe that the club can’t ignore the issue and they will have to move in January.
Divock Origi in Ozan Kabak deal
Liverpool have been persistently linked with Ozan Kabak this year.
The 20-year-old Turkish centre back is one of the most highly rated young defenders in Europe.
He is a mainstay of the Schalke back line and has attracted interest from across Europe as a result.
According to The Telegraph, Schalke are bracing themselves for Liverpool to bid for Ozan Kabak in January.
However, they’d allegedly want Liverpool to include Divock Origi in any Ozan Kabak deal.
What RTK has to say
This wouldn’t exactly be a disaster.
We need a centre back, Big Div needs game time.
A straight swap of Divock Origi for Ozan Kabak could work out well for Liverpool if the defender develops as expected.
It would be a shame to see the Liverpool legend leave but he’s not going to be a starter any time soon.