Sokratis Arsenal
Sokratis Arsenal

An injury-hit Liverpool side have been given the chance to sign out-of-favour Arsenal defender Sokratis during the January transfer window, according to leading transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The transfer expert said on his Here We Go podcast, as quoted by talkSPORT: “He was offered to Liverpool too, you know that? Liverpool were looking for an opportunity and he was offered to Liverpool, but at the moment he’s not an option,” Romano explained.

“Because of his relationship with Jurgen Klopp?” Romano’s co-host then asked.

“Yes, also he could be an opportunity, he was an opportunity because he was offered, but at the moment Liverpool have not decided whether they’re signing a centre-back or not, they’re still in the middle of the situation, so nothing has been decided.”

Should Liverpool go ahead and sign Sokratis?

The 32-year-old has fallen way down the pecking order at Arsenal and was not even registered in Arteta’s Premier League squad for the first half of the 2020/21 season.

It’s not a shocker that Arsenal want to get him off their books as quickly as possible and we think Jurgen Klopp should be sensible enough and sign him on a short-term deal.

Right now, Liverpool’s top two centre-backs Van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both out with long-term injuries while Joel Matip has also been on the treatment table for some time. The crisis is such that the Liverpool boss has been using Jordan Henderson and Fabinho as a centre-back pairing over the past few weeks.

So in such a scenario, bringing in someone like Sokratis could do a world of good for Jurgen Klopp and his plans of retaining the Premier League crown.

The Greek international is obviously not up to the standards of Liverpool but he can play a filler role for the remainder of the season – something which is much more justifiable than using a midfielder in central defence.

Also, Liverpool do not intend to make a big signing this month so we don’t see why the club cannot spend a few million pounds on Sokratis.

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