Liverpool have real curiosity in signing Shkodran Mustafi from Arsenal as they search to deal with their defensive woes, reviews declare.
The Reds are in determined want of a centre-back following additional accidents to Fabinho and Joel Matip this week, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez already long-term absentees.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed the membership will attempt to signal a defender earlier than the January window shuts on Monday – and in line with the Night Customary, Arsenal’s Mustafi has emerged as an possibility.
The German, 28, is out of favour beneath Mikel Arteta and his contract expires this summer season.
Mustafi has not began a single Premier League match for the Gunners this season, amid options the World Cup winner’s contract may very well be terminated early this month.
That might enable Mustafi to maneuver on a free switch, with ex-Gunners teammate Sokratis becoming a member of Greek facet Olympiakos earlier this month after his contract was ripped up.
The identical publication declare no contact has made with Arsenal but, though that might change within the coming days.
Mustafi, who has not performed for Arsenal since Boxing Day, is known to be open to leaving the Emirates this month if the suitable alternative presents itself.
Talking on BT Sport earlier this week, ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch expressed his view that his former facet have to signal a defender earlier than Monday’s deadline, saying: “It means these boys can return into midfield, Fabinho and Henderson.
“It takes a lot away from the midfield if they’re dropping again in. The youngsters are youngsters; they aren’t prepared for the Premier League in the meanwhile.
“And a stopgap in the meanwhile is precisely what Liverpool want.”