Liverpool will be intending to sign a versatile defender once the January transfer window opens in the New Year, a new update has claimed.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have enjoyed a good start to the season, although Sunday’s 1-1 draw away to Luton Town was a disappointing result in the Premier League, as they dropped valuable points in the title race.
The Reds have assembled one of their strongest squads in years, with great options from front to back, but that’s not to say that more signings aren’t required in the coming transfer windows.
In defence, Liverpool look well-stocked at the moment, which has been helped by the emergence of youngster Jarell Quansah, but it looks as though a further addition could be heading to Anfield.
According to a fresh update from Football Insider, the Merseysiders are keen on signing a defender who can play in various positions in January:
“Liverpool are exploring a potential deal for a versatile defender as the January transfer window approaches, sources have told Football Insider. The Reds are believed to want a defender who can star in multiple roles across their back line and not necessarily as a one-position specialist.
“A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Liverpool regard this search as “key” to their success this season as Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s role rapidly evolves.”
Our thoughts on Liverpool’s move for a new defender…
This could be music to the ears of Liverpool supporters, with someone who is adept at playing as a centre-back and a left-back looking like the ideal solution to come in.
Andy Robertson turns 30 next year, so a long-term replacement for him could need to be looked at, and if that individual can also thrive as a central defender, it could be exactly what Klopp is looking for.
Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly has been earmarked as a potential target, with recent reports suggesting that they could move for him in January, while Sporting CP ace Goncalo Inacio is another who is in the mix to come in.
This should be looked at as Liverpool’s primary transfer business in January, with the signing of Fluminense midfielder Andre also something that should take precedence.