Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos this month.
The Italian journalist was talking about the Greek defender’s future amid his links to Genoa, and he said that the Gunners defender was offered to the Reds.
Sokratis has of course worked with Jurgen Klopp before when he was at Borussia Dortmund before being sold to Arsenal in a deal worth £17.7 million.
“He was offered to Liverpool too, you know that? Liverpool were looking for an opportunity and he was offered to Liverpool, but at the moment he’s not an option.
“Because of his relationship with Jurgen Klopp?” Romano’s co-host then asked.
“Yes, also he could be an opportunity, he was an opportunity because he was offered, but at the moment Liverpool have not decided whether they’re signing a centre-back or not, they’re still in the middle of the situation, so nothing has been decided.”
This is certainly interesting to hear.
Sokratis joining Liverpool would be an intriguing prospect, he knows Klopp well and we all know that the Reds need a defender.
Unfortunately, Liverpool turned him down at the time, and now it looks as though Sokratis is likely to join Genoa, but as Romano says, nothing has been decided yet, so this one may yet still be revived.
Jurgen Klopp has said that Liverpool will not be signing a defender this month, but Romano says that the Reds still haven’t fully made their mind up as to whether or not that is the case.
This may be one worth keeping an eye on.