News is emanating that Liverpool have returned to the negotiating table over the purchase of Jonas Hector.
What are the rumor parasites to do for the rest of this transfer window?
Liverpool have seemingly completed all of their incoming business for rational links to be had. One would imagine at least. We’ll still see the links to Joao Mario and such despite it looking more than likely that the squad is full.
Actually. There’s one position likely remaining to be filled: left back. That comes much to the delight of many supporters who don’t rate or trust Alberto Moreno, or at least want to see some competition for the place in the team.
Enter Emanuele Giulianelli, who claims Liverpool have kicked on their interest in Jonas Hector again. He reports the player would welcome the move to Anfield, though it’ll cost somewhere in the region of £22million.
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The 26 year old Hector made 32 starts in the Bundesliga last season for Cologne, setting up four goals. More impressively, he made six starts for Germany in the Euros this summer, showing his quality at the international stage for one of (if not the) best teams in the world.
After selling Brad Smith and allowing Jon Flanagan to leave on loan for the season, it appears that Liverpool have a chasm that they can’t afford to shirk on the left side of defense. That’s coupled with the injuries to Joe Gomez, who could do the job as a backup there, as well as Mamadou Sakho, of course.
Unfortunately for James Milner, he may be that man to fill the emergency fullback role. The poor midfielder signed at Liverpool with two guarantees: he’d get to play central midfield and Brendan Rodgers would be the manager.