Liverpool were scrambling in the winter window. The Reds were short of numbers in defence and signings had to be made. Plenty of options were explored, such as a Brazilian defender who ended up at Lyon. It looks as though Liverpool dodged a bullet with Marcelo reportedly set to have his contract terminated.
Liverpool offer to Marcelo
Last summer the Reds sold Dejan Lovren and decided against replacing him. The move was seen as a gamble.
Within weeks the gamble had backfired with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez ruled out for the season. By the end of January every senior centre back was out for the season.
According to L’Equipe, Liverpool offered a six-month deal to Marcelo at Lyon.
The 34-year-old Brazilian was said to be uninterested in the short-term proposal and he went on to sign a two-year extension in March.
Lyon to terminate Marcelo contract
This weekend was an awful one for the centre back.
The defender netted a frankly daft own goal after being rinsed throughout the game by the Angers forwards.
The performance was so poor and his conduct after the game allegedly so disgraceful that Lyon are now looking to terminate Marcelo’s contract.
Foot Mercato has reported that the club are working on getting rid of him just six months after he penned a two year extension.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool dodged a bullet with this one by the looks of it.
The signings of Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak can be debated.
We didn’t have to keep Kabak and we’ll make a profit on Ben Davies eventually.
How different things could’ve been if we’d continued talks with Marcelo.