Plenty of fanbases are surely itching for their club to get their hands on RB Leipzig’s defender Dayot Upamecano given he’s been linked to Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona before. Now, Liverpool fans in particular were blown away by the Frenchman’s performance against Tottenham during Tuesday’s Champions League clash.
Leipzig’s performance at the Red Bull Arena saw the home side fire three past Spurs, breezing into the quarter-finals on a 4-0 aggregate. Upamecano delivered a solid performance across the back-line, making six tackles and winning ten total duels (via Sofascore).
Liverpool fans are eyeing up the £45million valued French defender (Transfermarkt) as talks suggest that Dejan Lovren will most likely be leaving the club (per the Liverpool Echo) in the summer. Compared to the Croatian, the Frenchman averages more tackles (2.1 to 1.4 via WhoScored), interceptions (1.7 to 1) and blocks (0.8 to 0.7) per game.
Should Liverpool sign Dayot Upamecano?
Many Reds think Upamecano would be the perfect defensive signing, with one fan predicting him to be the ‘perfect Lovren replacement’. Other fans have described him as ‘magnificent’ and an ‘impassable wall’.
Upamecano has one year left on his contract. We'll be after a CB when Lovren leaves, I think we'll be in for him. #LFC
— Bobby (@InnerSpeakerss) March 10, 2020
upamecano looked like a beast in that 1st half. This Leipzig team has so much potential
— 6 Times (@LFCLiverbird96) March 10, 2020
Upamecano has been magnificent tonight. An impassable wall. He’s even doing his best Konate impression striding out of defence into the opposition box. The perfect Lovren replacement this summer #lfc
— Futbol: O Jogo Bonito 🖐️+☝️ (@DavidC_LFC) March 10, 2020
— Spencer Joyce (@sjoycey_1987) March 10, 2020
Reds fans, would you take Dayot Upamecano at Liverpool in the summer?
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