Many Liverpool fans expressed their delight as reports emerged linking the club with a move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.
The 21-year-old is being targeted as a possible replacement for Virgil van Dijk, as the Dutchman damaged his anterior cruciate ligament during his side’s 2-2 draw against Everton last week, according to Sunday World.
The report added that the Bundesliga outfit are expecting the Merseysiders to make their move for the defender in January, suggesting that an offer in excess of £40m would be difficult for Leipzig to turn down.
Upamecano has received lofty praise after putting in a string of consistent performances domestically and in the Champions League, with former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand describing him as “formidable” (via Independent).
He was even described by the Bundesliga’s official website as one of the “stars of tomorrow” and has duly attracred the interest of Jurgen Klopp.
Should Liverpool try to sign Dayot Upamecano?
Unsurprisingly, many supporters flocked to social media to plead with Liverpool to pay the money for the French “beast” in January in an attempt to fill the void left by Van Dijk’s injury.
Fans beg for club to sign Upamecano
I’m on my knees https://t.co/xWYk1JgASp
— 🔴 (@DIN0_11) October 25, 2020
Pray this happens https://t.co/3etJ2ofLY9
— Jake (@Addonnn) October 25, 2020
I don’t know who Klopp choses, but this guy could be really good if he ends up at Anfield. https://t.co/VQeiPP10zL
— Sagar S N( 🏆LFC♥️💪⚽😎) (@nithesh_sagar) October 25, 2020
— Dale 🔴🔥LFC 🔥🔴 (@DaleLFC1983) October 25, 2020
Omg. Imagine Upamecano and Gomez in 5 years when Van Dijk have retired or gone back do Netherland. Yeeez 😍😍 https://t.co/Es7zv1jnaw
— Victor Carlsson (@VCarlsson1) October 25, 2020
This would make me happier than signing mbappe https://t.co/w0YITYdygg
— Seabass (@Sebwells21) October 24, 2020
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