The former Reds legend is convinced that the Mersey club would do a great deal by getting their hands on the French defender.

Dayot Upamecano would be “a nice signing for Liverpool” admits John Barnes, but the Reds legend is not sure the RB Leipzig defender can be drafted in January.

Jurgen Klopp continues to reflect on his options for defensive reinforcements at Anfield.  With Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all on the flank, the English champions are almost forced to strengthen themselves to be covered in this position.

Various targets were mentioned and France international Upamecano being joined on this list by Kalidou Koulibaly, David Alaba and Ben White.  No quality player will be cheap in the current transfer window, but an experience at Anfield is sure to thrill them all.

Barnes admits the defections pose a problem for Klopp, given the big deadlines that await the Merseysiders in the second half of the season.20210116 0654132598729333626496531 “All the big clubs want Upamecano”

The Reds legend told BonusCodeBets: “All the top teams are watching him (Upamecano), and the reason is that he is one of the best center-backs in the world. It would have been better if he had been available now.  in January, because at the end of the season we might not need a central defender or have the problems that we have now. If we sign a central defender now for a short period then we will have another central defender  , alongside all the others that will be available next season. “

“I think if a top player becomes available any team will look at him, not just Liverpool. It’s the same with Koulibaly at Napoli, he’s wanted by a lot of other clubs as well. But yes,  Upamecano would be a great signing for Liverpool. He is young, very talented and the right player profile that we should be looking at. It would be a good signing if we can have him of course, because there will be many other teams following him  “, added the former England international.