Liverpool ‘offered’ surprise transfer to Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Liverpool have been offered the opportunity to sign Arsenal center-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos as emergency cover during their defensive injury crisis.

Jurgen Klopp’s side lost Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to knee injuries which could end the season, and with Joel Matip grappling with his own injury issues, Liverpool were forced to stand turn to academy talents like Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips to join the midfielder. Fabinho at the back.

Liverpool are yet to decide whether or not to pull the trigger on a new center-back, but speaking out on the Here we go Podcast, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Sokratis could be an option for the defending champions.

“He was offered to Liverpool too, you know? Liverpool were looking for an opportunity and it was offered to Liverpool but at the moment it is not an option, ”explained Romano.

“He could be an opportunity, he was an opportunity because he was offered, but at the moment Liverpool haven’t decided whether to sign a center-back or not, they’re still in the middle of the situation so nothing has been decided.

It should be noted that it is not entirely clear whether the offer from the 32-year-old Greece international, who Klopp worked with at Borussia Dortmund, was recent or arrived earlier in the season.

Klopp & Sokratis worked together in Germany | PATRIK STOLLARZ / Getty Images

There definitely seems to be was an offer, but the consideration Liverpool actually gave is up for debate.

Klopp has publicly insisted signing a new center-back was probably not on the cards, and it’s hard to see Liverpool go against that to sign a 32-year-old who hasn’t played a second of first-team football since he was two years old. -minute cameo in the FA Cup final against Chelsea last August.

If Liverpool choose to sign a new defender, there are few options as simple as landing Sokratis, but it’s hard to see why the Reds would go for this one.

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