Maximilian Wober is one of the latest centre-backs to be linked with a move to Liverpool as the Reds potentially look to add defensive reinforcements during the January transfer window.
According to Eurosport, Wober has emerged as a potential option for the Reds to pursue in the winter transfer window.
Jurgen Klopp is currently without Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip who are all sidelined through injury, so it would be somewhat of a surprise if they didn’t add a centre-back to their ranks in the current window, considering their most recent fixture saw the German manager select midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson as centre-backs.
The 22-year-old is well-travelled despite being so young, having already featured for Rapid Vienna, Ajax, Sevilla and RB Salzburg in his career thus far, so he would bring plenty of experience with him if he were to make the move to Anfield.
Considering Klopp has been forced to select one of the inexperienced duo of Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips on numerous occasions so far this season, he would no doubt be grateful to sign someone such as Wober, who has experience playing in La Liga, the Eredivisie and the Champions League.
The 6 foot 2 defender could prove to be a great partner for Fabinho at the heart of Liverpool’s defence in the short-term, with WhoScored listing his strengths as passing and aerial duels, suggesting he could fit in well with the Reds’ defensive philosophy.
Wober is currently valued at just £8.1 million, suggesting that he could represent a fairly cheap alternative for Michael Edwards in the January transfer window and at just 22-years-old, there is still plenty of time for him to improve and adapt to Liverpool’s style of play.
Therefore, the Austrian U21 international certainly seems an option that Liverpool should consider as they look to find a solution to their current defensive injury crisis.
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