Liverpool have the chance to sign Sokratis from Arsenal, according to reports. The Reds are yet to entirely make a decision, however.
This comes from Fabrizio Romano. Speaking on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, the journalist claimed that Liverpool had or have the chance to sign Arsenal defender Sokratis.
We say ‘have or had’ because Romano stresses Liverpool’s outlook. The chance was there but Liverpool aren’t currently liking. But then the Reds still don’t know if they’re signing a defender this month – the option remains, it sounds.
“He was offered to Liverpool too, you know that?” said Romano. “Liverpool were looking for an opportunity and he was offered to Liverpool, but at the moment he’s not an option.
“Yes, also he could be an opportunity, he was an opportunity because he was offered.
“But at the moment Liverpool have not decided whether they’re signing a centre-back or not, they’re still in the middle of the situation, so nothing has been decided.”
What RTK has to say
Maybe as an absolute last resort? And only very short term. And maybe not even then?
Sokratis has barely played this season and he’s 32 – that feels like a bad mix. We’re not sure he’d even get fully up to speed over the next few months.
And if that is the case, Liverpool have no real reason to move for him. They’d only want him as cover until the end of the season but he may never be at his best over that time period.
Then we can add that he’s not actually good enough for Arsenal’s squad this season.
Put it all together and we’d probably prefer to see Liverpool take a chance on Rhys Williams. There’s more long-term benefit and is arguably more match-ready than Sokratis.
So while Liverpool may not have made any sure decision this month, we find it hard to believe they’d go in for Sokratis.
There simply have to be better options out there.