Liverpool’s defensive crisis gets from bad to worse.
Captain Jordan Henderson was the latest casualty added to the long list of setbacks they have suffered this season. The 30-year-old is the sixth option at centre-back that has picked up an injury this season, joining the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Fabinho and new signing Ben Davies.
Having brought in Ozan Kabak on the final day of the January transfer window as well as Davies, a Ligue 1 player has spoken out suggesting that talks were held regarding a move last month.
Marcelo speaks out
The player concerned is Lyon defender Marcelo, who L’Equipe reported that the Reds were interesting in signing – but was not interested in signing a six-month contract.
But according to Le10 Sport, Marcelo said that he told Canal+ that his agent spoke to Liverpool regarding a move, after receiving some intense criticism from Lyon supporters in recent months.
The 6 foot 2 centre-back added that he was happy to stay with the Ligue 1 club and dreams of winning the league title with the club he has been with since 2017.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This move would have raised plenty of eyebrows had it gone through. Sure, it would have been a defensive reinforcement that would have helped Klopp’s cause. But what message would the club be sending by signing a 33-year-old defender for six months?
Segments of the Kop faithful have shown their frustration towards the club’s owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) over the refusal to help the manager out during these difficult times.
With this in mind, the Reds made the right decision by opting for youth in Kabak, rather than experience with Marcelo.
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