The defensive crisis at Liverpool is well documented and the club has not made any major move to solve the situation. The Reds have played the majority of this season without their first choice central defensive pairing of Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Liverpool were linked with centre back options like Napoli player Kalidou Koulibaly, Schalke 04 star Ozan Kabak and many more but it looks like the club will wait till the summer to replace ex-fourth choice centre back DejanLovren, who left the Reds on a free transfer last summer. The Croatian defender plays his football in Russia for top flight team Zenit St. Petersburg. Liverpool have two young centre backs in Nathaniel Philip and Rhys Williams but Klopp don’t really trust them.
In the last few days, the interest of Liverpool in ex-Arsenal centre back SokratisPapasthathopoulos has emerged. According to the recent publication from The Athletic, Liverpool and Sokratis’ representatives had a discussion over a possible transfer but it didn’t go beyond mere discussion. SokratisPapasthathopouloshas had his Arsenal contract terminated by mutual consent despite the fact that it had six months left on it. He has since joined Olympiakos in his native Greece.