Liverpool have to sign a defender at some point in the next two transfer windows. The Reds are down to, well, no centre backs. Jürgen Klopp has lost every last centre half he has to injury; the situation couldn’t be more dire. According to reports in France, Liverpool want to sign Loic Bade from Lens but face competition from Leeds United.
There’s no centre backs
You read it right. You’ve seen the news, the games, the team sheets.
There are no centre backs. Liverpool have lost every one of their centre defenders to the treatment table.
Virgil van Dijk likely won’t play again this term after rupturing his ACL in the Merseyside Derby.
We’ll be lucky to see Joe Gomez again this season after he picked up a knee problem of his own.
The best case scenario would see Joel Matip return against Manchester United this weekend but that would be optimistic.
We need a new centre back, that’s not up for debate.
Liverpool want to sign Loic Bade
There have been dozens of defenders linked with an Anfield switch in recent months.
As soon as Virgil van Dijk was clattered into the rumour mill was started up.
According to Le10Sport in France, Liverpool want Loic Bade from RC Lens.
They face some stiff competition though, Foot Mercato have claimed that Leeds United are also interested in the defender.
The 20-year-old has been impressive in the heart of the Lens defence this season, ranking third in the division for aerial duels won per 90.
What RTK has to say
If Liverpool want to sign Loic Bade then they will.
The Reds are world champions, they are recent Champions League winners.
We have the pulling power to beat most competition for any signing.
However, until we see something more concrete than just more rumour mongering, we won’t be getting excited about this one.