Liverpool Contact Ex-Arsenal Defender Sokratis Amid Centre-Back Crisis

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Liverpool have reportedly made contact with former Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos as they look to address their long-standing weakness at centre-back, the Mirror reports.

Sokratis, 32, only left Arsenal last week as he agreed to terminate his contract at the Emirates after two-and-a-half seasons.

Meanwhile, Liverpool remain hugely depleted at centre-back following the serious knee injuries suffered by first-choice pairing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.

The Reds’ back-up option, Joel Matip, has also missed much of the season through injury and was not risked in the FA Cup defeat by Manchester United on Sunday.

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Teenager Rhys Williams started in his place and endured a challenging fourth-round tie up against the likes of Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani.

The 3-2 defeat reaffirmed Liverpool’s need for a centre-back, with midfielder Fabinho continuing to play at the back and Jordan Henderson asked to…



Source: Complete Sports

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