​Carragher calls for Liverpool to sign Upamecano as Van Dijk replacement

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes it is time for the club to invest in a centre-half.

The Reds are rocked by the news that star defender Virgil Van Dijk will be out for the rest of the season.

Van Dijk sustained an ACL injury against Everton after a terrible tackle from Jordan Pickford, which went unpunished.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool is tackled by Jordan Pickford of Everton which led to Virgil van Dijk being substituted for an injury

And Carragher wants the club to go and sign RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano.

He said on Sky Sports: “There is a young man everyone was talking about at Leipzig, Dayot Upamecano, there is talk of him.

“Whether he has the profile of Van Dijk, I think he is only 6’1″ or 6’2”, so he is maybe not that aerial, but if he is the one they wanted then bring it forward.

“Pay extra money and do it on January 1st. That means getting through 11 league games without Virgil van Dijk.

“One thing to say about Virgil van Dijk is that in the last 23 games they have only kept five clean sheets, and Van Dijk played all of them, so it is not like everything was perfect. We saw the seven against Aston Villa and we saw the Leeds game.

“But I think they have to go big with a signing.”

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