The Liverpool faces serious problems in his defense. To Virgil’s terrible injury van Dijk (torn cruciate ligaments), for which he will be out most of the season, was joined by Joe Gomez. Joel Matip, the other experienced defender, is in the throes after his troubles last season and Fabinho is on the mend. This panorama made him consider the possibility of going for a soccer player discarded by Barcelona.
Is about Reuben Semedo, a 26-year-old Portuguese central defender, who plays for Olympiakos in Greece. This player was in the Blaugrana’s plans, but was not finally considered. In addition, his signing for the ‘Reds’ would be quite controversial, since it is a man who was in jail. On February 20, 2018, he was arrested for wanting to rob a person and pretrial detention was ordered.
Apparently, the emergencies of the Liverpool they are more important and the option of incorporating the Portuguese defender is not a crazy idea. There are other names in Jürgen Klopp’s orbit as well, such as Ozan Kabak (Schalke 04) and Ben White (Brighton). A former Anfield figure, Jamie Carragher, has asked for the hiring of Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig), but that is more complicated due to the interest of various powers.
The German coach was immediately involved in a big problem with his last line. Virgil van Dijk, their main leader, broke the cruciate ligaments in his knee against Everton, so he will be out for six to eight months. Later, the player he had bet to be his replacement, Fabinho, was injured. The Brazilian injured his hamstring and could return after an international break.
To make matters worse, the other defender, Joe Gomez, injured his knee tendon this week and had to undergo surgery. It is expected that, at least until January, it will be out. Also, keep in mind that Joel Matip was out almost the entire previous season due to physical problems and just played a few minutes. The young Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams are available to cover the central duo of the Liverpool.