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Upamecano signing excellent but unrealistic, says former Red

Friday15 January 2021 | 17:26
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Barnes believes that Liverpool should go for a short-term solution for their central defense.

Liverpool

are no almost without center-backs. Both

Van Dijk

and Joe Gomez are injured and it has caused many problems for Liverpool so far this season as Klopp does not have many options. There are a couple of speculations about different players being brought to Liverpool to solve the issue.

David Alaba

and

Upamecano

, both from Bundesliga have been linked with a move to Liverpool.

Barnes, former Red however insists although he rates Upamecano a lot, he doesn’t think it is a realistic signing in this transfer window. The Reds legend told BonusCodeBets:

“All top teams are looking at him (Upamecano), and the reason being is he’s one of the best centre-backs in the world.

“It would have been better had he been available now in January, because at the end of the season we might not need a centre-back or have the problems that we have now.

“If we sign a centre-back now for just short term, we then have another centre-back, alongside all the others that are going to be available next season.

“I feel that if any top player becomes available, any team will be looking at him, not just Liverpool. It's the same with Koulibaly at Napoli, he’s one wanted by a lot of other clubs also.

“But yes, Upamecano would be a great signing for Liverpool. He’s young, very talented and the right profile of player we should be looking at.

“It would be a good signing if we can get him of course, as there will be many other teams after him as well.” 

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