Liverpool had a torrid time last year. The Reds were ravaged by injuries with key players dropping like flies. We had to plug the gaps with makeshift moves. One such temporary player could be back in the Premier League before long. Leicester City could move for Ozan Kabak after Wesley Fofana broke his leg in pre-season.
Liverpool and Ozan Kabak
The Reds suffered injury after injury last season.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were all ruled out for the season.
Rhys Williams, Nat Phillips, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho all pitched in at the back.
However, the boss wanted more natural solutions and as a result Ben Davies was signed with Ozan Kabak coming in on loan.
Despite clocking nine Premier League appearances the Reds opted against signing the Schalke man permanently, instead signing Ibrahima Konate.
Wesley Fofana injury for Leicester
This week saw Brendan Rodgers’ side dealt a sickening blow.
Wesley Fofana suffered a serious injury as Leicester took on Villareal in a pre-season friendly.
The talented 20-year-old centre back was the victim of a reckless challenge from Fernando Nino and the youngster was stretchered off after several minutes of treatment on the pitch.
The player has since confirmed on Instagram that he has a fractured fibula but a full diagnosis is pending.
Leicester City move for Ozan Kabak possible
A couple of months ago Sport 1’s Patrick Berger claimed Leicester hold an interest in Ozan Kabak.
Since then it’s been confirmed that the Reds won’t be returning for the defender and now Schalke are in a hurry to sort out his future.
We’ve even seen claims he could leave on a free due to the dire financial situation at the German side.
Given Fofana’s serious injury, the Foxes could move for Kabak and bring him back to the Premier League.
It seems like the most sensible and cost effective option for them at the moment.
In the meantime we wish Fofana all the best for a speedy recovery, there’s no need for people to put in tackles like that in pre-season.