Liverpool enter the battle to sign 25-year-old Serbian star

Liverpool are looking to improve their central defensive options. And the Merseyside club have identified Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic as a possible target. Serbia international has established himself as one of the most reliable centre-backs in Serie A, and he has been linked with PL clubs in the past as well.

It will be interesting to see if the Reds decide to make a move for him before the winter transfer window closes. Although the Merseyside giants have quality defenders like Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Konate, they could look to bring in an upgrade on Gomez.

Gomez has not been at his best since his return from injury, and the German boss should look to find an alternative. Meanwhile, the Merseyside giants were recently dealt an injury blow at the back and Virgil Van Dijk seems to have picked up a long-term hamstring issue.

The true extent of the damage is yet to be determined. But the Dutchman could be sidelined for a few weeks. Nikola could prove to be a quality acquisition in the short term as well as in the long run.

Milenkovic is at the peak of his powers right now and could make an immediate impact at Liverpool. Meanwhile, Matip and Konate have had their fair share of injuries in recent campaigns, and Jurgen Klopp needs to add more depth to his side to cope with any possible injury problem.