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Dominik Szoboszlai should point Liverpool to $16m transfer fix for Trent Alexander-Arnold issue
The summer loan of Calvin Ramsay to Preston North End raised questions about whether or not Jürgen Klopp had already identified a replacement for Trent Alexander-Arnold before making the move.
Joe Gomez, who played right back on Saturday against Wolves, is an adequate defensive replacement but hasn’t been able to produce the same level of offense. Starting the season in the middle of the defense did not help.
After suffering an unfortunate ιnjury, Ramsay has returned to Liverpool for rehabilitation. It will likely be some time before he regains full match fitness, therefore Liverpool may aim to bolster this position in the upcoming January transfer window.And in RB Leipzig star Benjamin Henrichs, there is a relatively inexpensive option from a well-known league.
Henrichs was formerly considered a promising young player in Germany. He made his senior national team debut in 2016 at the age of 19 while playing for Germany under Joachim Löw.
Henrichs is a native of Bayer Leverkusen and has made 76 appearances for Ԁie Werkself under current manager and former Liverpool player Xabi Alonso. He then left for a stint in Ligue 1 with Monaco and was subsequently signed by RB Leipzig.
And Ibrahima Konaté’s best form has come with his former club, where his recent efforts have earned him a recall to the German national team. He didn’t see any action in the 4-1 loss to Japan, but he started in the 2-1 victory over France and helped set up Thomas Müller’s first goal while also holding Kingsley Coman and Ousmane Dembélé in check.Henrichs, who is normally a right-back, played on the left in that game because of his reputation for being equally adept with his left and right feet. In case of ιnjury to Andy Robertson or Kostas Tsimikas, he might fill in for them.
The 26-year-old had an impact once again for Leipzig against Young Boys on Tuesday in the Champions League. He made a timely tackle and then drove the ball up the field, finding Benjamin eko for the game-winning assist.
When compared to other full-backs, Fbref is in the top 10 percent in terms of tackles, interceptions, and blocks. And crucially for a Liverpool team that doesn’t want to spend too much on backup players, he’s cheap.
In January, he will enter the last 18 months of his deal, which TransferMarkt values at $16 million (£13m/€15m). Although he wouldn’t be a lock to start for Liverpool ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold, his adaptability allows Klopp to use him in a variety of positions. He may reunite with Dominik Szoboszlai, a former teammate, if he made the move to Anfield.