Liverpool Target £30 Million Player in January as Joel Matip Replacement

Latest Liverpool transfer news from Newsnow Liverpool as the Reds reportedly target £30 million star as Joel Matip replacement.

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According to report, Liverpool are plotting a £30m move for Wolfsburg defender in the January transfer window.

The intention behind this move is to provide cover for the injured star Joel Matip, who is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the season due to a knee injury sustained during Sunday’s 4-3 victory over Fulham.

Who are Liverpool Targeting as Joel Matip Replacement?

Joel Matip, a 32-year-old center-back whose contract expires at the end of the season, had been showcasing impressive form for Liverpool. His extended absence adds to the defensive challenges for the Reds, especially with Andrew Robertson already unavailable until the new year.

In response to this setback, Liverpool are actively exploring potential replacements, and as per The Sun’s report, Maxence Lacroix from Wolfsburg has emerged as a viable option for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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Liverpool eyeing Maxence Lacroix as Joel Matip replacement

The 23-year-old Frenchman has showcased his skills in the Bundesliga, sparking interest from Liverpool, who are reportedly eyeing a £30m acquisition.

Lacroix is a versatile player, excelling as both centre-back and right-back. Since joining Wolfsburg from Sochaux in 2020, he has amassed an impressive 113 appearances.

In addition to Lacroix, Liverpool are said to be considering a move for Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi. Although Palace are open to offers above £50m for the English international, they are reluctant to part ways with him in the January transfer window.

Liverpool’s performance in the 2023-24 season has been robust, having lost only one of their 15 Premier League matches. Currently, they hold the second position, trailing behind league leaders Arsenal.

Next on their schedule is a match at Selhurst Park against Palace, set to take place on Saturday.

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