Ghana full-back Samuel Inkoom has claimed that Liverpool are in talks with his club side Dnipro in a bid to sign him in January.
The 22 year-old told Ghanaian radio station Top Radio that his agent was ‘locked in negotiations’ with Liverpool and he was optimistic about a deal being completed.
”My agent is still locked in talks with my club and a scout of Liverpool and a deal could be concluded very soon. Nothing has been decided yet on whether I will join Liverpool on loan or move permanently.“
“Liverpool is one of the biggest names in football and so if everything goes well and the Lord allows it, everyone will see where I am going and hopefully, it will be Liverpool, which will be a big step for me.”
Inkoom has only been at Dnipro for less than a year, having joined from Basel in January for around £4.5 million, but he feels the lure of the Premier League and the opportunity to play for Liverpool, is too good to turn down.
The full-back has 25 caps for Ghana and was part of their World Cup squad that reached the quarter-finals in South Africa and it looks like Kenny Dalglish is interested in adding the international defender to his squad.
Dalglish may be a little concerned at the fitness problems of both Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly, who have continuously suffered from hamstring and groin injuries respectively, since he took charge of the club.
Despite offering Jon Flanagan several starts in the first team last season, Dalglish is unwilling to risk the 18 year-old this season as Liverpool aim to get back into the top four.
Martin Skrtel had to fill in at right-back for several games this season for the reds due to injuries but the arrival of Inkoom would add suitable cover to Liverpool for the latter part of the season.