Liverpool are reportedly exploring the possibility of securing a transfer deal for Inter defender Milan Skriniar this month.
The centre-back is set to see his contract at the Italian club expire at the end of the season, having previously been linked with an €80m (£70m) move away last summer.
Liverpool recently suffered a significant blow as defender Virgil van Dijk picked up a hamstring injury that is set to see him spend a month on the sidelines.
This has now led to the Merseyside club taking some steps towards a potential swoop for the Nerazzurri defender.
And a recent report from 90min had this to say about Skriniar and Liverpool’s interest in him.
It said: “Intermediaries have reached out to Inter to discuss the possibility of a January transfer to Anfield, and while Inter want to keep Skriniar, they would consider parting ways with the defender this month if he refuses to extend and approaches a free transfer at the end of the season.”
His latest campaign in Serie A has seen the ‘monumental‘ 27-year-old show what he’s capable of and why he’d be a useful addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
For example, in addition to having the highest passing accuracy percentage at Inter (91.5%), he also has the joint-highest number of successful tackles (16) at the club.
His latest appearance for Simone Inzaghi’s side saw the defender keep a clean sheet against Serie A leaders Napoli in a 1-0 victory.
During the game, Skriniar managed to make three tackles, two clearances and one interception for his side, which highlights just how important he was in the game.
Should Liverpool sign Milan Skriniar this month?
With a clear defensive pedigree, it’s easy to see why the Reds have the Inter star on their radar, especially with Van Dijk set to be out of action for the next few weeks.
Moving forward, if the Merseyside club are able to secure a deal for the Slovakian before the end of the month, this would surely be a smart move for the club and give them more strength in depth for their backline.