Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may sign a second central defender after sealing a £2m deal for Preston’s Ben Davies, with Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Car and Schalke’s Ozan Kabak potential targets.
The Reds are exploring a number of options as they wrestle with a defensive injury crisis.
Joel Matip has joined Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the injury list.
Fabinho, who has deputised in defence, was also absent for Sunday’s 3-1 win at West Ham.
One added bit of intrigue to Liverpool’s interest in 20-year-old Turkey international Kabak is that the success of it may yet depend on whether Schalke sign a replacement. They are being strongly linked with Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi, who has also figured in Liverpool’s discussions.
Klopp named his 12th different centre-half partnership in 21 league games for the game at London Stadium, with Jordan Henderson alongside Nathaniel Phillips.
The capture of Davies,…
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