Liverpool are considering to get rid of two crucial players in January as the club look to raise funds to sign a centre-back
Jurgen Klopp has been pushed to take a drastic measure at Liverpool in order to sign a centre-back this winter transfer market. The Fenway Sports Group also commonly known as FSG are the owners of the Merseyside club and have a very strict policy in terms of signings and recruitments.
It is widely believed that the Reds will sign a player in the transfer market only if they sell and raise adaqute funds to find their wanted target. This is believed to be a policy that has been implemented by the FSG. Having said that, Liverpool currently face a serious crisis in their defensive backline as Joel Matip is their only experienced defender that is deemed match-fit.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are expected to be out for the next couple of months that could prove to be extremely determinantal in the attempt to protect their Premier League title. The signing of a world-class centre-back in January is now more of a compulsion for the club and to achieve this, Klopp has to sacrifice two players to make way for a defender.
Reports state that Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi are the two players that could potentially be sold for the plausible signing of a centre-back this winter. Klopp is confident that the departure of these two players would no disbalance the equilibrium of the squad as Diogo Jota could act as the ideal replacement for Origi given his recent goal scoring form and Shaqiri could be replaced by the young Curtis Jones who has won the trust of Jurgen Klopp.
Names such as Kaldiou Kouliably and Dayot Upamecano surround Anfield as possible winter signings, however, Klopp is still unsure whether the board will permit him to make a signing this winter. What is your take on the current situation at Liverpool? Who should the Reds sign in the winter to fill in the shoes of Virgil van Dijk?
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