Liverpool have been going through a tough time of late. The Reds have had to deal with a litany of injuries with players dropping like flies and the centre of defence by far the worst hit position. Reinforcements are still needed, more serious long term options. Some Kopites have been excited by reports linking Liverpool with a move for Nikola Milenkovic.
Centre back devastation
This season started terribly when Virgil van Dijk was ruled out for the campaign in October.
Since then Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have also been sidelined for the duration, though Matip managed to stay sporadically fit until the New Year.
Fabinho has been filling in but he’s dealt with injuries of his own.
A couple of defenders were brought in during the January window but neither appear to be long term first choices.
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Liverpool linked with Nikola Milenkovic
The Reds must surely still be planning for centre back arrivals in the summer.
According to Sky Germany, Liverpool hold an interest in Nikola Milenkovic.
Max Bielefeld has claimed the Reds have been in contact with Fiorentina over their 6ft 5in centre back.
The 23-year-old is a mainstay of the Serie A side’s defence, starting 21 of Fiorentina’s games in the league this term.
He is strong in the air – inevitably given his height – and he offers a threat from set pieces, having scored twice in Serie A this term.
At just 23-years-old he would be sensible option, he has plenty of time ahead of him and playing alongside Virgil van Dijk would accelerate his development.
Twitter reacts to Liverpool links to Milenkovic
Some Kopites are impressed by the defender.
Particularly his ability in the air.
Fans will be keeping an eye out.