Sky Germany journalist Marc Behrenbeck says that Liverpool have contacted Schalke regarding a swap-deal between Divock Origi and Ozan Kabak.
Kabak is a 20-year-old centre-back who starts for Turkey and would bolster our backline which is low on numbers.
Origi is a Liverpool legend but way down our pecking order and yesterday removed any link to the club on his social media profiles – evidence he’s probably out of the door.
@LFC hat über Tausch Origi gegen Kabak beraten. @s04 soll kontaktiert werden. Können wir bestätigen. Origi kommt bei Klopp derzeit ja kaum zum Zug. Liverpool will IV im Winter holen. Van Diijk und Gomez fehlen ja derzeit. @Sky_MaxB
— Marc Behrenbeck (@Sky_Marc) December 21, 2020
Kabak has actually been part of an outrageously poor Schalke backline for about a calendar year now – and we’ve never been impressed – but if Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards have decided he’s their man – then who are we to argue?
A new defender will ease the pressure on Joel Matip and Fabinho, and potentially allow the latter to move into central midfield – where he’s actually most comfortable.
That being said, we’d argue Fabinho has been the Premier League’s best centre-back this season and should remain there until Virgil van Dijk returns.