EPL: Jamie Carragher names player Liverpool should sign as Van Dijk’s replacement - Saga Gist - Top Source for Nigeria News

TRENDING

Tuesday, October 20

EPL: Jamie Carragher names player Liverpool should sign as Van Dijk’s replacement



 

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has named RB Leipzig defender, Dayot Upamecano, as the player the club should sign as Virgil van Dijk’s replacement in the January transfer window.

Carragher believes Upamecano can help to fill the giant void left by Van Dijk in the Reds squad.

He said this ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Ajax on Wednesday.

Recall that Van Dijk is set to miss the majority of this season after picking up an ACL knee injury in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday following a reckless challenge from goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford.

“Liverpool’s next signing had to be a centre-back next summer anyway,” Carragher told Monday Night Football.

“That was the next one, that has to be brought forward to January 1st – not the end of the month.

“Upamecano, at Leipzig, there’s talk of him. He’s not the profile of Van Dijk. But that’s the one Liverpool wanted next summer.

“Bring it forward, pay the extra money and do it on January 1st. That means Liverpool have to get through the next 11 league games without Van Dijk. They have to go big in terms of a signing.”

Carragher added: “I can’t see anyone else winning the title except Liverpool and Manchester City.

“On the back of Van Dijk, I’d now say Manchester City are favourites.”

No comments:

Lifestyle