This weekend was hectic for the front office of Liverpool as the January transfer window slammed shut.
After a month of waiting for Liverpool to make a splash for a centre-back, Liverpool’s hands were forced into the market as Matip picked up a serious knock on Thursday against Spurs.
The Matip injury exacerbated the situation to its tipping point causing the club to frantically begin their search for some extra bodies at the back.
However, on Sunday, it was obvious that Edwards and his team were at work as multiple names found were linked with the Champions of England including Duje Caleta-Car, an intriguing prospect from Marsellie.
Who is this Liverpool target?
The Croatian is a staple at the back for the French club, showing consistent form for a defender that is only 24 years old.
He not only has a promising upside as his abilities will continue to improve but has the determination and skill now to stake his claim for a starting spot at any big club.
A deal for the defender seemed perfect for Liverpool, with even the initial links to him causing waves on social media, but there were some unfortunate complications that ended up sinking the deal.
While the young defender went as far to accepting a deal to bring his talents to Merseyside according to a report from the Daily Mail, Marsellie could not sanction the deal at the time.
As stated before, Car is a key member of the side’s backline and due to the late approach by Liverpool, they could not find a suitable replacement in time.
Deal Falls Through
What looked to be a sure-on deal was sadly shot down with less than 24 hours left in the window.
Luckily for the club, while this deal fell through, Edwards and his team had multiple moving pieces and were able to land Ozan Kabak before the window closed.
While the news is disheartening as Caleta-Car could have been a great signing for the club, it does not mean that Liverpool will not go back for him in the summer.
However, it will all hinge on Marseille finding their replacement first before any deal is agreed upon.