Carragher urges Liverpool to signal Upamecano in January
Jamie Carragher says Liverpool have to do no matter it takes to signal RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in January after dropping Virgil van Dijk to a severe knee damage.
Netherlands worldwide Van Dijk was compelled off early within the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton on Saturday after a wild problem from Jordan Pickford.
Scans have since revealed Van Dijk suffered injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, an damage that may guarantee he misses the bulk – if not everything – of the rest of the season.
Liverpool have beforehand been linked with 21-year-old France worldwide Upamecano and Carragher – the Reds’ second-highest look maker – says Jurgen Klopp must carry him in as a matter of urgency when the January switch window opens.
“You don’t want it however you must recover from it and Virgil will recover from it, 100 per cent, and in the present day is already the primary day.”
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 19, 2020
“Liverpool’s subsequent massive signing needed to be a centre-back anyway and I’m speaking subsequent summer time,” Carragher informed Sky Sports activities.
“Dejan Lovren went and so they didn’t substitute him so that they solely have three centre-backs and a type of, Joel Matip, is all the time injured. There are query marks now about Joe Gomez.
“So, there is no such thing as a doubt that Liverpool needed to go massive within the switch market subsequent summer time. That was the following one. That has now obtained to be introduced ahead to January 1, whoever the goal was in the summertime. Not the tip of January.
“There’s a younger man everybody was speaking about at Leipzig, Dayot Upamecano. I believe he’s solely 6’1″ or 6’2”, so he’s perhaps not that aerial but when he’s the one they wished then carry it ahead. Pay extra cash and do it on January 1.
“Which means getting via 11 league video games with out Virgil van Dijk.”
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