Sokratis Papastathopoulos has joined Olympiakos following his launch by Arsenal – a lot to Charlie Austin’s reduction!
Jurgen Klopp’s defensive damage disaster has been effectively documented with each Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk long-term absentees.
Midfielder Fabinho has been compelled to fill in there as cowl, in addition to skipper Jordan Henderson. Kids Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips have additionally been referred to as up.
And whereas Klopp prompt it was unlikely the Reds would delve into the switch market this month, The Athletic lately revealed that Liverpool had made contact with Sokratis over a deal.
That took many abruptly – not least QPR loanee and Liverpool fan Charlie Austin, who made his talkSPORT Breakfast debut on Monday.
Austin was quizzed on what he product of the Merseyside membership’s hyperlinks to Sokratis and responded: “Panic. I don’t assume he’s the appropriate signing for the membership.
“Is that this going to be a short-term factor?
“Clearly he’s not somebody who’s going to be [there for the] long-term with all respect to him.
“You look by what he executed at Arsenal – it’s not Champions [esque] performances. He’s not simply going to fit into the Liverpool staff alongside [Virgil] Van Dijk and [Joe] Gomez after they do come again.
“For me listed here are loads of different defenders on the market and should you’re speaking about Liverpool they’ll entice the most effective on the earth so why are they going to signal him?”
Austin needn’t fear with Olympiacos confirming Sokratis’ arrival on Monday night.
Sokratis, who was on Arsenal’s books from 2018 to 2021, has put pen-to-paper on a two-and-a-half 12 months contract with the Greek giants.