The injury to Virgil Van Dijk has shaken Liverpool pretty bad.
The Dutchman is expected to miss the rest of the season. In such a situation, it appears they might need a new centre back and Jamie Carragher has urged the Reds to sign Upamecano.
“Liverpool’s next big signing had to be a centre-back anyway and I am talking next summer,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“Dejan Lovren went and they didn’t replace him so they only have three centre-backs and one of those, Joel Matip, is always injured. There are question marks now about Joe Gomez.
“So, there is no doubt that Liverpool had to go big in the transfer market next summer. That was the next one. That has now got to be brought forward to January 1, whoever the target was in the summer. Not the end of January.
“There is a young man everyone was talking about at Leipzig, Dayot Upamecano. I think he is only 6’1″ or 6’2”, so he is maybe not that aerial but if he is the one they wanted then bring it forward. Pay extra money and do it on January 1.
“That means getting through 11 league games without Virgil van Dijk.”
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