Arsenal have released centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, terminating his contract early.
The decision to release him early, similar to Mezut Ozil this week, has left some Liverpool supporters pondering whether the Reds should look at the Greek for a short-term option for their centre-back issues.
Sokratis played at Dortmund for the final two years of Klopp’s reign in Germany, from 2013 to 2015.
Of course, having not played a Premier League game this season, he would not necessarily be fully fit to start right away, but he would be a player with experience who can add much-needed depth in defence.
With no signing of a centre-back likely this month, many supporters have wondered whether a left-field solution could materialise, and Sokratis would prove to be this.
One issue Liverpool would have to solve first would be removing a ‘non-homegrown’ player in order to register a player such as Soktratis.
Clearly, Sokratis would not be a long-term solution, but on a six-month contract it would surely be something Liverpool should be at least considering?