Liverpool have been urged for months to sign a centre back. The problem is obvious: there are no reliable centre backs left at the club. The Reds have been without their starting partnership for months. As of yet no business has been done to resolve the issue. We can be optimistic that Liverpool could still sign a centre back in January as the Reds reportedly contacted Sokratis.
Liverpool centre back-less
Last summer the Reds cashed in and sold Dejan Lovren.
Fair enough, we all thought. He was too good for the bench.
Then they didn’t replace him and we were wondering why they felt so brave.
Then in November the gamble had backfired massively.
By mid-November the Reds were down to just one senior centre back and Joel Matip is the most unreliable of the lot.
Fans have pleaded with the club to invest in the January window yet the club have insisted on waiting until summer.
Liverpool contact Sokratis
The Athletic has reported that Liverpool contacted Sokratis last week.
The Greek centre back was released by Arsenal recently.
According to the report the Reds wanted to check the defender’s status in regards to his next move.
The 32-year-old worked under Jürgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.
The contact is thought to not have progressed very far and the defender is believed to be heading to Olympiakos.
Liverpool could sign a centre back
The Reds have been insisting that they’ll wait until the summer for a defender.
However, Liverpool contacting Sokratis hints that a centre back signing is possible.
The only issue is the signing has to be the right player at the right price.
How many such players are around we just don’t know.
A loan or short term free transfer could be the club’s only options but at least report shows that the Reds do see these avenues as options.
We don’t need to give up hope just yet.