Liverpool have announced the signing of Turkish center back, Ozan Kabak from Schalke on a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.
The Premier League holders have scrambled to bring in center-backs on deadline day on Monday, with Kabak following Preston’s Ben Davies through the door at Anfield.
Long-term injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have left Liverpool short of defenders for much of the season to date.
Neither Nathaniel Phillips nor Rhys Williams have been able to hold down a place in the team, while Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have played out of position at times.
Jurgen Klopp now has a further option in the centre of defence with the arrival of Turkish international Kabak from the Bundesliga and the 20-year-old could make his move to Anfield permanent in the summer for 30 million euros.
Schalke signed Kabak from Stuttgart for 15 million euros in the summer of 2019 after he’d started his career with Galatasaray.