As Jurgen Klopp seeks to fix his defensive crisis before the January window closes. Today transfer news between Arsenal and Liverpool.
The UK Telegraph notes, Liverpool are contemplating a shock move to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Arsenal.
In other words, Klopp has now set his sights on Mustafi. With the 28-year-old not starting a single league fixture for the Gunners this season.
The German defender also has six months left on his current contract. But Arsenal could terminate his contract early this month and make him a free agent.
For most of the 2020/2021 season, the Premier League champions were without a first-choice center-back pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Severe knee ligament injuries were suffered by the pair.
Due to the sketchy injury record of Joel Matip, their absence has been felt even harder. With the Cameroonian again picking up a knock against Spurs, while stand-in defender Fabinho still has a niggle.
Liverpool have been linked with a host of defenders like Lille’s Sven Botman and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, but neither club are likely to sell during January, particularly so late in the window.
Liverpool signing Mustafi from Arsenal would effectively kill two birds with one stone for Klopp.