Date: 14th April 2020 at 1:00pm
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Many Liverpool fans have not been excited by the club’s transfer links with Sevilla defender Diego Carlos despite Jurgen Klopp reportedly being very keen on the 27-year-old.

Spanish media outlet Sport reported that the Liverpool manager sees the Brazilian as the ideal centre-back partner for Virgil van Dijk and is willing to meet the player’s €75m (£65.3m) release clause to land him, with Barcelona also interested in his signature. The transfer update was later shared on Twitter by @LFCTransferRoom.

Carlos has been a regular in Sevilla’s line-up this season and made 31 appearances so far in the current campaign, scoring twice (as per TransferMarkt). His statistics hint that he is a no-nonsense defender, with match averages of 5.1 clearances, 1.2 successful tackles and one interception (as per WhoScored). However, he is not as adept in possession as Liverpool’s centre-backs – his 82.6% passing success rate is lower than any of Klopp’s current options in that position and lags behind the averages of Van Dijk (89.2%) and Joe Gomez (88.4%).

These Reds fans on Twitter aren’t keen on the prospect of Carlos signing for the club, with one Kopite feeling that Gomez is “10x the defender” compared to the 27-year-old:

Liverpool fans, do you think Carlos would be a good addition to the squad or is he overpriced and inferior to Klopp’s current centre-back options? Join in the discussion by commenting below!