Liverpool’s injury crisis extends to transfers, it seems, as even a reported target is ruled out. The injury almost certainly ends any possibility of a January move.
Telefoot’s Julien Maynard reported this week that Liverpool liked Mohamed Simakan. The 20-year-old defender is in high demand, it seems, with both AC Milan and RB Leipzig considering moves.
But we can rule out any chance of a Liverpool move this month. The defender will be out for up to two months with a knee injury, per CalcioMercato.
What RTK has to say
It makes absolutely no sense to do a deal now. Simakan could be out until nearly April – hardly someone you want covering an injury crisis.
It already felt unlikely that the Reds would move this month. Instead, Simakan seems more like a long-term option to come in this summer.
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That certainly appears to be the plan when compared to other reports.
We can rule this one out, then. For January, at least.
But what a ridiculous situation. Even the players Liverpool might be looking at go down with knee injuries – are we all just cursed?
We jest, of course, but it is frustrating. Simakan is almost certainly on Liverpool’s radar, given his standing at such a young age. Something like this narrows the pool of potential arrivals this month, though.
While Liverpool may not want to sign anyone in January, you can bet they want the option there. Things can always change down the line, after all.
This is one fewer player for them to turn to, though. This coming after Fabrizio Romano declared that signing Dayot Upamecano this month was ‘impossible’. That’s another target ruled out, then.
The pool keeps shrinking. Liverpool are going to have a very limited number of players they can move for at this rate, should they ultimately decide they need a new face.