Ozan Kabak and Dayot Upamecano both play in the Bundesliga and both have been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool once the January transfer window opens. Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig looks on during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1. Liverpool were already short of depth at centre-back after allowing Dejan Lovren to leave for Zenit St Petersburg this summer without signing a replacement, with the Reds now possessing just Joe Gomez and Joel Matip as senior options at the heart of the defence. “So there is no doubt that Liverpool had to go big in the transfer market next summer. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. For other inquiries Contact Us. The Reds are short at centre-back, following Virgil van Dijk's horror, potentially season-ending, injury sustained against Everton last weekend. It’s claimed that Leipzig believe Liverpool will make a move for Upamecano in the winter transfer window, with the Reds ready step up their pursuit. Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip stat shows Dayot Upamecano may not be answer for Liverpool Liverpool must ensure that if they sign a new centre-back he is strong in the air. Dayot Upamecano is in-demand Credit: EPA.

3. The Reds are short at centre-back, following Virgil van Dijk's horror, potentially season-ending, injury sustained against Everton last weekend. There are question marks now about Joe Gomez. Leipzig would allegedly find an offer of around £40million hard to turn down, and Upamecano appears to be emerging as Liverpool’s top defensive target following Virgil van Dijk’s injury. He was then snapped up by RB Salzburg just two weeks later, before eventually moving to Germany. RB Leipzig’s 21-year-old Upamecano … In other news, ‘It’s not about me’: Jose Mourinho’s response when asked about Tottenham 24-year-old. 'Break the bank': Some Liverpool fans urge Klopp to take Carragher's transfer advice, ‘He’s outstanding’: Coach compares reported Liverpool target to Reds legend, ‘It’s not about me’: Jose Mourinho’s response when asked about Tottenham 24-year-old, {{#media.media_details}} Leipzig would allegedly find an offer of around £40million hard to turn down, and Upamecano appears to be emerging as Liverpool’s top defensive target following Virgil van Dijk’s injury. “But I think they have to go big with a signing.”, Read – Premier League Weekly Awards: Lanzini’s screamer, wonderful Werner, no-look Thiago, See also – Every Premier League manager’s touchline fashion sense ranked, Dayot UpamecanoLiverpoolManchester UnitedVirgil van Dijk, Champions League Team of the Week for Gameweek 3, Cech opens up on his role in Chelsea’s capture of Edouard Mendy following latest clean sheet, Van de Beek demands significant improvement as Man Utd flop in Turkey, Scholes questions three players in Man Utd’s ‘laughable’ defending in Istanbul, Premier League clubs set to decide today whether to bin controversial PPV model, Lampard delighted as ‘professional’ Chelsea beat Rennes 3-0, Solskjaer laments Man Utd’s ‘unforgivable’ defending as Basaksehir deliver latest ‘reality check’, Arteta backs ‘really competitive’ Arsenal squad to be able to challenge for every trophy this season, Premier League Weekly Awards: Lanzini’s screamer, wonderful Werner, no-look Thiago, Every Premier League manager’s touchline fashion sense ranked, The best Premier League stats of the week: Van Dijk’s importance, Hammer blow to Spurs, Van Dijk names his Premier League five-a-side team, Best of the 2010’s: Five most influential Premier League signings this decade, Why Van Dijk has Man Utd defender Maguire to thank for bumper new Liverpool contract, Ferdinand: Van Dijk didn’t deserve to win UEFA award, Evans says Maguire is ‘tailor-made’ for Manchester United and makes Van Dijk comparisons. Upamecano has long been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, although neither have been able to agree a deal - the player instead signing a new contract last summer. Not [wasting time that month] negotiating with a club.”. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. While it expires in 2023, however, it is believed to possess a £36.5m release clause, which will come into play from next summer onwards. The 22-year-old is a dominant force and strong in the air, but he also has ability on the ball that should appeal to Jurgen Klopp.

Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time. First was the revival of the summer’s Ozan Kabak rumours, then suggestions they go for Conor Coady, now Dayot Upamecano is on the menu.

That has now got to be brought forward to January 1st, whoever the target was in the summer. But it broke down over United's refusal to up their offer from £500,000 to £700,000. According to Sunday World, RB Leipzig are braced to receive bids for their star stopper Upamecano, 21, in January. “There is a young man everyone was talking about at Leipzig, Dayot Upamecano, there is talk of him,” he continued. “Pay extra money and do it on January 1st. “Liverpool’s next big signing had to be a centre-back anyway and I am talking next summer,” Carragher said on Sky Sports. One player Carragher believes Liverpool should be monitoring is RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, the youngster having been linked with a host of Europe’s leading clubs following his impressive performances for the Bundesliga side. Have something to tell us about this article? Liverpool have been urged to ‘go big’ and target a move for Dayot Upamecano following the serious knee injury sustained by Virgil van Dijk. According to The Sunday World, RB Leipzig are now expecting Liverpool to make a bid for star defender Dayot Upamecano in January. Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has called on the Reds to continue their pursuit of Dayot Upamecano despite his "off day" against Manchester United.. There's talk of him.

FSV Mainz 05 at Red Bull Arena on September 20, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. “Dejan Lovren went and they didn’t replace him so they only have three centre-backs and one of those, Joel Matip, is always injured. Fabinho has previously been utilised as an auxiliary central defender and started the victory over Chelsea last month in the position, but the club have now been urged to enter the market for a replacement when the winter window opens in January. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. RB LEIPZIG are 'expecting' to receive a January approach from Liverpool for Dayor Upamecano, according to reports. With Van Dijk injured, Liverpool may not be able to wait that long - with former talisman Jamie Carragher crying out for defensive reinforcements. "That means Liverpool would have to get through the next 11 league games without Virgil van Dijk. That was the next one. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Upamecano could easily have already been turning out in red in the North West, however, for Liverpool's bitter rivals Man United. /static/uploads/2020/10/667876_t_1603743058.jpg. Upamecano has history at Red Bull Salzburg just like Naby Keita, Takumi Minamino and Sadio Mane, so he does make sense for Liverpool – but he did though sign a new deal over the summer, meaning Liverpool won’t have it easy. ... and van Dijk’s injury has only accelerated the volume of stories. Dayot Upamecano should be the Liverpool transfer replacement for Virgil van Dijk. View our online Press Pack. “Whether he has the profile of Van Dijk, I think he is only 6’1″ or 6’2”, so he is maybe not that aerial, but if he is the one they wanted then bring it forward. … That means getting through 11 league games without Virgil van Dijk. And with Dejan Lovren having swapped Merseyside for Saint Petersburg over the summer, Jurgen Klopp's men are believed to be in the market for a new central defender. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Virgil van Dijk's season could be over after limping out of the Merseyside Derby, Jamie Carragher has called on his former club to sign a new defender, Watch Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards scream in disbelief as Raheem Sterling misses open goal vs Lyon in Champions League quarter-final, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Given that Liverpool failed to replace Dejan Lovren over the summer and Joel Matip is injured too, the Reds may need to dip into the transfer market for a new centre back come January. Van Dijk went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury against Everton earlier this month, and now looks set to miss the rest of the season. "He's not the profile of Van Dijk, I think he's only 6ft 1in or 6ft 2in, but if that's who Liverpool wanted next summer, bring it forward, pay extra money and do it on January 1. "I think they have to go big in terms of a signing.". The 21-year-old is believed to have a release clause that will become valid at the end of the campaign, though Carragher has urged the champions to make their move early and ‘go big’ in their search of a new defender. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Ireland 'on track' to exit Level 5 Covid-19 lockdown on time, top prof says, The Chase's Bradley dwarfed by 'The Beast's brother' as 6ft10in quizzer appears, Dail suspended after another fiery row between Taoiseach and Michael Healy-Rae, Jack Byrne 'happy to be alive' after struggling with breathing in Covid-19 fight, Liveline listeners jump amid Covid as Claire Byrne pulls in 369k & Tubs at 381k, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. We saw the seven against Aston Villa and we saw the Leeds game. Virgil van Dijk: Jamie Carragher says Dayot Upamecano should be Liverpool's target in January. He said on Sky Sports Monday Night Football: "There's a young guy everybody is talking about, Upamecano, who's at Leipzig. {{#media.focal_point}}, {{#media.media_details}} City-Press GmbH/City-Press via Getty Images. The Shane Duffy Dilemma: Is it time struggling defender was taken out of the firing line? Jurgen Klopp’s side were dealt a huge blow in their bid to defend the Premier League title after Van Dijk was ruled out for an extended period, the centre-back requiring surgery after damaging knee ligaments during last weekend’s Merseyside Derby with Everton. Upamecano would be a huge capture for Liverpool, having starred for Leipzig over the last three years, emerging as one of Europe’s top young centre backs.