Late last night, Ozan Kabak was reported to Liverpool, ending a deadline day on which the club managed to get not only the Turk through the door but also Preston’s Ben Davies.
Not many fans expected us to buy two center-backs, but Liverpool revealed that Joel Matip would be out for the season after the window closed, which undoubtedly put a dampener on our mood, and explains why we signed two and not one.
We look a little slim even with two, considering their Premier League inexperience.
However, Klopp spoke very highly of Kabak, especially upon his arrival, and suggested that the young person has outstanding leadership qualities, which we really like.
“Dave has always said he’s going to be the next team captain. He’s a proper character,’ Klopp said on the official website.
When you go abroad to another country at that young age and play for other clubs, he could have played in any club he wants in Turkey. Then he went to Stuttgart, then to Schalke. He may have gone anywhere, but he wanted to take football steps, and for him, we are a suitable football move.
“He wants to learn, but he is already able to deliver.”
Now, we’re going to have to see which of Kabak or Davies manages to get himself into the team first… Right now with Fabinho still, injured-both have a chance to make a debut v Brighton tomorrow-even though Nat Phillips continues alongside Jordan Henderson at the back with the smart money.
Then on Sunday, it’s Manchester City, where Fab may return alongside the captain.