Liverpool Interested in £8million Defender

Despite signing Ibrahima Konate, it seems like Liverpool may still be looking to the future as they have shown interest in another centre-back.
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After Liverpool's centre-back crisis of 2020, losing Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip in the space of two months, the Reds needed to strengthen that position for the future.

That is something they have done before pre-season even started with the signing of Ibrahima Konate for £36million from RB Leipzig.

Sebastian Walukiewicz

Konate is one of the best young centre-backs in the world and with Michael Edwards' amazing relationship with the RedBull group, he managed to get in early on the deal before other clubs had a chance to pounce.

The 23-year-old will probably be at the heart of the Liverpool defence for the next 10 years and will hopefully go down as a legend.

Two centre-backs who lost out due to the Konate deal was Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak. 

Phillips impressed a lot of people but now he is seen as the fifth choice centre-back for The Reds and a lot of Premier League clubs have shown a major interest in the £15million rated defender.

Ozan Kabak came on loan for six months from Schalkes and Liverpool had an option to buy for £18million, but with the signing of Konate, Jurgen Klopp and Edwards decided against triggering in. 

Sebastian Walukiewicz

This means that it will be unlikely Liverpool even sign another defender until Matip or van Dijk needs replacing, or unless a season long injury again.

However, despite there not being a need for another centre-back this summer, Liverpool are still being linked with young talent.

According to CalcioMercato.com, Liverpool have shown an interest in Cagliari's Polish centre-back Sebastian Walukiewicz.

However, the club would demand a fee of £8million for the 21-year-old to be sold this summer.

This signing seems unlikely due to current circumstances but he seems to have a lot of potential and could be one for the future potentially.