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Liverpool were offered the chance to sign RB Salzburg centre-back Oumar Solet in January but turned down the offer

Liverpool did not sign any player during the January transfer window as manager Jurgen Klopp is clearly pleased with his current squad heading into the second half of the season.

The Premier League leaders will fancy their chances of ending the campaign with silverware, and they believe that their players can get the job done.

They were linked with a couple of players last month, but they were never close to completing any signing and even rejected the chance to bring Red Bull Salzburg centre-back Oumar Solet to Anfield, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist claims that the Reds opted against signing the Frenchman despite having him on their radar following several scouting missions.

“They were offered a nice possibility, an interesting opportunity with
Oumar Solet at Salzburg as new centre-back,” Romano said on the latest edition of The Here We Go Podcast.

“A player that they have been scouting for a long time.

“Obviously, the German director of Liverpool (Jorg) Schmadtke knows the player so well, so there were discussions internally this possibility for Oumar Solet.

“Then Liverpool decided not to sign any player, but Solet was one of the names in the list also at Napoli, and also in the list at Lens, then he ended up staying at Salzburg.”

Solet, once praised as ‘superb’ by one Salzburg podcaster dreams of playing in the Premier League and is also on the radar of Everton.

Liverpool want a centre-back as they prepare for life without Joel Matip at the end of the season, and Fulham star Tosin Adarabioyo is on their radar.

They have also been linked with Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Willian Pacho, but the next manager and sporting director will be making the transfer decisions in the summer, and more targets could emerge by then.

Solet has been impressing for the Austrian club since joining them from Lyon in 2020, and the 23-year-old could be perfect for Liverpool.

The 6ft 4in defender is comfortable on the ball and in possession, but whether the Reds will make a concrete bid for him in the summer remains to be seen as both Klopp and Schmadtke will no longer be around by then.

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