Liverpool may have brought in two new centre-backs last month, but that doesn’t mean discussions regarding other potential defensive reinforcements have ended.
Jurgen Klopp landed both Ben Davies from Preston North End and Ozan Kabak from Schalke on deadline-day, bolstering the squad’s depleting defensive reinforcements.
Both players were brought in with relatively minimal financial risk meaning Liverpool can afford to spend more extravagantly on an elite-level player this summer.
A number of big-names have been touted with lucrative Anfield moves, too, most notably coming in the form of Raphael Varane and Kalidou Koulibaly.
However, journalist David Lynch believes that Liverpool could go down the avenue of bringing in someone they tried to sign in January.
This particular starlet is none other than Marseille centre-back Duje Caleta-Car. The Croatian international was touted with a move to Liverpool, although Marseille were reluctant to sell given the limited period of time to find a replacement.
Caleta-Car to Liverpool?
Still, Lynch is confident that the Reds could look to reignite their interest in the 24-year-old this summer. He is contracted at the The Stade Vélodrome until 2023.
“Liverpool are definitely going to be in the market for a centre-half this summer,” he said, per Anfield Watch.
“While I was told some time ago that there wasn’t anything in the constant links with Upamecano, it could well be that they are looking at Konate instead.
“Personally, though, I wouldn’t be too surprised if they went back in for Caleta-Car over the summer given the player was so keen on the move and that the deal is clearly there to be done.”
Caleta-Car, who has featured alongside Sadio Mane and Naby Keita at RB Salzburg, has racked up 84 appearances since making the switch from Austria to France in 2018.
A number of Reds fans have taking to Twitter to react to the news, with some excited by the surfacing transfer reports. However, other Kopites believe a club of Liverpool’s stature should prioritise a more lucrative and experienced defensive option.