Liverpool have been in need of a centre back since the Autumn. The Reds have been making do with what they’ve got recently with Jordan Henderson dropping into the back line. It looks as though a defender could be close to arriving. Some fans have been raving over Michael Edwards as details of the Liverpool swoop for Ozan Kabak emerge.
Liverpool centre back hunt
Virgil van Dijk was sidelined for the season when he was clattered into in the Merseyside Derby.
Joe Gomez was also ruled out for the rest of the campaign when he pulled up in England training.
Fabinho has filled in at the back alongside Joel Matip but the pair have been injured in the past week.
The Reds have been linked with dozens of defenders as a result.
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Ben Davies is set to sign from Preston before the deadline but the Reds are also on the verge of a second signing.
Liverpool closing in on Ozan Kabak
Jürgen Klopp’s side have been linked with plenty of defenders but one name refused to go away.
The Athletic have reported that Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Ozan Kabak.
The Turkish centre back will allegedly join on a £2m loan deal with an option to buy.
The deal hinges on whether Schalke can land a replacement in time but they are believed to be close to signing Shkodran Mustafi.
This deal would be a huge coup for the Reds in that they seems to have succeeded in getting him with an option to buy for £25m as opposed to an obligation to buy.
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