Liverpool had been in the market for a left-handed center back, led by England defender Levi Colwill, who has agreed to renew his contract with Chelsea, but the unexpected departures of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have also kept them in the midfielders’ camp.
Still, Virgil van Dijk is 32 years old, in addition to Joel Matip, who is rumored to be leaving at the end of the season.
It is time for a generational change in the bottom line, and there were reports of interest in Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie during this summer’s transfer window.
According to Manuel Sierra, the Ecuadorian center back’s agent, Liverpool had expressed interest this summer, but the club decided to concentrate on strengthening their midfield and made no further moves.
“Liverpool were interested in him [in the summer], but at that time they chose to invest in the midfield,”Fútbol Sin Casette
Liverpool is expected to acquire a new center back this winter or next summer, and although the media has reported interest in Sporting defender Gonzalo Inácio and West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd, it is not credible at this time.
Will Liverpool make another move for the Ecuadorian defender, or will they try to acquire another center back?