Liverpool are desperate to sign 6 ft 6 in defender

The Merseyside giants are reportedly leading the charge as PL teams look to prise defender Pape Abou Cisse away from Olympiacos. the German manager will still be having nightmares about the Merseyside club’s defensive crisis of the last term.

Liverpool, who boast one of the strongest squads on the planet, finished the campaign with a centre-back pairing of Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams.

Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have returned to full fitness, with Ibrahima Konate having been drafted in from RB Leipzig, but there’s some suggestion that Jurgen Klopp is not entirely satisfied with his options at the defence.

The Reds are interested in signing Olympiacos defender Pape Abou Cisse. Arsenal and Everton are also thought to have sent scouts to watch the African defender in action.

The report notes that the Reds are currently leading the pursuit of Cisse, despite the fact they don’t appear to have any dire need for a new defender at current. To speculate, it could be in anticipation of the departure of Nat Phillips.

A footballer with Cisse’s profile, with the African defender playing in Greece just as he approaches his prime years, is unlikely to head to Liverpool and immediately become a starter. He’d likely be an option to buff out the squad.