Jurgen Klopp has six defenders at his disposal (Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Nat Phillips, Rhys Williams), however he’s nonetheless on the lookout for one if experiences are to be believed. David Madoc of Mirror He says Liverpool are considering Ivan Ndyka who might be obtainable on a free switch this summer time.
The 23-year-old is nearing the tip of a five-year deal signed at Eintracht Frankfurt in 2018 and has to reject contract extension, so his time in Germany is coming to an finish. Ndika has curiosity from PSG, Arsenal, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, so Liverpool have stiff competitors for his signature.
Konate has been quick on enjoying time since becoming a member of Liverpool in 2021, making 11 league appearances in 2021/22 and eight league matches in 2022/23. The France worldwide has missed quite a lot of matches because of harm this season, so it stays for Klopp to belief him within the line of defense subsequent season.
Gomez has made 19 league appearances however has solely began 13 of the 26 video games Liverpool have performed in, so he performs 50% of matches. Matip has made fewer appearances this season (11), so he hasn’t been a daily both. Phillips is surplus to necessities, having performed solely twice within the Premier League, whereas Williams has spent half the season on mortgage, so Liverpool want a dependable centre-back.
Klopp wants somebody who can associate Van Dijk in order that he could make Liverpool a formidable power once more. Ndicka averages two tackles or interceptions per recreation, makes 5 clearances per recreation and makes an attempt 57.3 passes per recreation with an accuracy of 85.9%. The France Underneath-21 worldwide would not be a foul possibility on a free switch.
Frankfurt paid €5.5m (£4.8m) for the 23-year-old in 2018 and what’s he now €32m (£28m), that is a rise of 580%. Liverpool have the fifth finest defensive report within the league, so there may be loads of room for enchancment. Klopp is being proactive by figuring out the defenders and midfielders he needs to signal this summer time, so all that continues to be is for the Reds to make a suggestion.
Liverpool has made a behavior of signing gamers from the Bundesliga lately, bringing Konate again from Leipzig in 2021 and Joel Matip from Schalke 04 in 2016, so can Ndica proceed this custom?
#Liverpool #Ivan #Ndica