Liverpool endured an horrific season last time out. This was due to an unprecedented injury crisis at the back. The Reds have already signed Ibrahima Konate. However, Michael Edwards reportedly isn’t satisfied. AS in Spain has claimed Liverpool want to sign Cristian Romero ahead of Manchester United.
Liverpool centre back situation
Last season Liverpool lost every single senior centre back to injury.
Then the treatment table claimed the backups. Then the treatment table claimed the backups’ backups. The Reds were in a crisis.
Nat Phillips rose as an unlikely hero, the saviour of the season. The centre back earned the nickname ‘the Bolton Baresi’.
Now it is a case of assessing who will stay and who will go from the Reds’ centre back roster.
Ibrahima Konate will arrive from RB Leipzig in the coming weeks.
There is doubt over the futures of Ben Davies, Nat Phillips and Joel Matip.
Liverpool want to sign Cristian Romero
The Reds aren’t done with spending according to reports in Spain.
AS has claimed Liverpool want to sign Cristian Romero from Juventus.
The Argentinian centre back spent last season on loan at Atalanta.
Capped twice for his country, there is plenty of interest in the 23-year-old defender.
Manchester United also want the youngster according to the report.
However, it’s claimed that Liverpool are prepared to bid up to €50m (£43m) to beat the Red Devils to the player’s signature, £4.2m more than United are willing to pay.
What RTK has to say
We can’t see Liverpool signing Cristian Romero for such an exorbitant fee.
Michael Edwards has already secured a centre back for next term.
As a result, another arrival is unlikely unless there are a couple of big sales made with at least two defenders moved on.