Liverpool is reportedly in “advanced talks” to sign a specific player, despite the summer transfer season having just ended at the beginning of the month.
Piero Hincapie of Bayer Leverkusen was briefly connected to the Reds, but no deal ever materialised. Instead, Jurgen Klopp completed the acquisitions of four new midfielders.
Prior to the winter transfer window, according to a new rumour from Fichajes (via Paisley Gates), the Anfield club are still interested in the Ecuadorian and might close a move worth €55 million.
The 21-year-old was given a four-game suspension after being sent off against Borussia Monchengladbach back in May and only made his season debut last week against Bayern Munich.
As Xabi Alonso’s team earned a point against the German champions, he was added as a late substitute.
The defender has been linked to the Reds for a long, but it is obvious that the Bundesliga team does not want to sell.
Though Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are already older than 30, and Joe Gomez and Ibou Konate have all shown to be quite injury prone since their separate moves to Merseyside, Klopp will be eager to bolster his defensive options in the near future.
In all other parts of the field, we have a really good selection, but our backline could stand to use a little bit of an upgrade.