Liverpool Declare This Star Player Most Wanted In January

Liverpool have put six points on the board in the Champions League, recording clean sheets in wins over Ajax and FC Midtjylland.

Sheffield United gave the Premier League champions a scare on Saturday night at Anfield but goals from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota ensured Liverpool got the job done.

Makeshift centre-back Fabinho is now set to face a spell on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring problem last night.

The blow pushes Jurgen Klopp’s side even closer towards signing a centre-back in January, now they are down to just two senior options in Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

One of the names on their radar is RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, who is a player Klopp has been monitoring closely.

He will be available for £36million next summer due to a release clause in his new Leipzig contract.

The emergence of Axel Tuanzebe means the position is no longer a top priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

That bodes well for Liverpool, who will now have the chance to sneak in at the turn of the year as they attempt to twist Leipzig’s arm.

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