Liverpool will reportedly be able to sign Schalke’s Ozan Kabak for much cheaper than expected. The Reds are said to have identified the 20-year-old centre-back as a player who can temporarily relieve their current defensive woes.
The defending Premier League champions are currently in the midst of a crisis at the heart of their defence following injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.
According to multiple reports, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been impressed by what he’s seen of Kabak and is contemplating launching a January bid for his services.
It was claimed a £40million offer would be enough to entice Schalke to part company with the defender.
However, according to Sport Bild, the Bundesliga outfit are willing to accept £18million for the Galatasary academy product.
“Well, I was hoping for an opportunity but I wasn’t hoping for it as good as this!’ Williams told Liverpool’s official website when asked to reflect on being given his first Champions League start by Jurgen Klopp.
“It doesn’t get much better than a 5-0 away win to Atalanta, so I’m over the moon really. I’m happy the boss trusts me and I’m going to keep repaying his faith with performances and nights like this.
“So, hopefully, I keep getting an opportunity and keep doing everyone proud. want to become an irreplaceable piece of this side. It’s a great team with great players.
“I know it’s going to be hard but I’m willing to put the effort in, keep working and hopefully keep putting in performances when I get the chance.”
Liverpool will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, travelling to the Etihad to take on their Premier League title rivals Manchester City.