The player has been on Liverpool’s radar for a considerable amount of time
Although they roped in Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak to bolster their paper thin backline in January, Liverpool look to be far from done when it comes to conducting defensive business.
The club is said to be traversing for viable options to add strength to its defensive setup. And one name who has refused to go away despite the moves of Kabak and Davies is that of Ezequiel Garay.
The defender who has been a free agent since seeing his contract at Valencia run down could end up finally getting a new club. Garay who was persistency linked to Liverpool in January is set to be piquing the club’s interest now as well.
Garay And Liverpool Thrash Out Contract Details
As per El Gol Digital, Liverpool have been engaged in lengthy negotiations with Garay with both the parties extremely interested in a deal. However, the 34 year old defender’s weekly wages and contract length continue to remain contentious issues with both the parties yet to reach middle ground over these facets.
While Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are said to be recovering well from their lengthy injury issues, a return date still hasn’t been pencilled in on the duo. There are ever growing concerns of the two missing out on the first couple of weeks of the 2021-22 season.
In a bid to avoid the ruckus injuries have created in Liverpool’s ranks this season, Jurgen Klopp is said to be extremely eager to indulge in a reliable and experienced player like Garay. With FSG’s financial thrust into the club up in the air, a move for the free agent would be a viable move for Liverpool.
Liverpool meanwhile are currently on their longest break. The forthcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers have accorded Liverpool a three week hiatus with the club crashing out of the FA Cup previously.
Liverpool have 13 players called up to partake in international duty. The remainder of the side’s squad was seen indulging in training sessions with Klopp eager to stem the rot which has engulfed his club this season.