From discard of Arsenal to patch for the champion

Sokratis, after terminating his contract with the 'gunner' team, has been contacted by Liverpool as an emergency reinforcement in the face of losses in defense.


There is no harm that does not come for good. Or so must Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Greek defender, reviled with Mikel Arteta, managed to terminate his contract with Arsenal days ago, since he had not been removed by the Basque coach. This way, you are free to look for accommodation and may not have to travel too far from London. And it is that when a door closes, a window opens and through it the interest of Liverpool has entered.

According to 'The Athletic', the current champions of the Premier would have contacted the 32-year-old international this week to prop up a defensive line affected on a large scale. The long-term casualties of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have put the Reds in a difficult position. At first, it was aimed at gigantic economic solutions (Upamecano), then it was decided to wait, since the team's progress was solid enough to endure. However, the bad streak in which the team is immersed would have reactivated the alarms. A movement that, by the way, could affect Adrián San Miguel.

Until now, the versatility of men like Fabinho and Henderson, used as emergency solutions in the center of defense, seems insufficient for the remainder of the season. And more taking into account that Joel Matip, the other center-back of the first team, accumulates physical mishaps and has been unable to participate for a few games. In addition, the young Rhys Williams has not managed to break down the door, despite the initial green shoots, and performances such as the one delivered in the defeat against United (3-2), in which he did not convince, they keep doubts around the rear of the team.

Fight with Olympiakos

This accumulation of misfortunes has forced Liverpool, according to the English press, to reactivate their fight for a center-back in this winter market. The arrival of Sokratis would not be accidental, since Klopp knows him well from their common stage in Borussia Dortmund, where they shared a dressing room between 2013 and 2015. In the course of those two seasons, the Kalamata player played 73 games. What's more, his landing at Signal Iduna Park came with Klopp at the helm, making it the second time he has been recruited by the now Liverpool manager.

However, it will not be something easy, since, as 'The Athletic' adds, the player would have advanced talks with Olympiakos, in what would be a return to his native country. At the Emirates, it started being important for Unai Emery, but the arrival of Arteta has led to an ostracism that has made her speak up for the aforementioned termination. From discarding in an Arsenal that sails in the middle of the table, to desired by a Premier champion in need of defensive strength. As we say, there is no harm that does not come for good ...

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