Liverpool finally sign centre-back on last day to solve defensive problems

Liverpool finally sign centre-back on last day to solve defensive problems

- Ozan Kabak has completed a six-month loan move to Liverpool on deadline day

- The Turkish centre-back will be handed a permanent deal based on performances

- The 20-year-old has been linked to the Reds last season but failed to materialize

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Ozan Kabak has joined Liverpool on a six-month loan deal on the final day of the January transfer window, Sky Sports.

The Turkey international who made the move from Bundesliga side Schalke 04 will have the opportunity to sign a permanent deal based on performances.

The 20-year-old had completed his medicals and will take home £1million which would rise to £1.5m in potential add-ons depending on appearances and Liverpool's performance in the Champions League.

Liverpool finally sign center-back on last day to solve defensive problems
Liverpool finally sign Ozan Kabak on last day to solve defensive problems. Photo by Sagiroglu / Handout
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Kabak will then be signed for £18m if the clause in his contract is triggered at the end of the current season.

With Joel Matip set to miss the rest of the season, Kabak who was linked to Anfield last season is expected to fill in the void.

Klopp said after landing the highly-rated defender:

"He came very young to Germany and everybody was clear he was a massive talent.

"He is only 20 now. He plays in his second club [in Germany]; he is at Schalke and unfortunately, they are in a bad position in the moment. For him, I think it's a really good moment to make the move because, like each player in the world, you need a stable team around you and that's what we can deliver.
"We deliver a stable team and you can play your position, you don't have to be 20 with pretty much everything on the pitch and not allowed to make mistakes anymore.

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"He's really a big, big talent and we are really looking forward to working with him."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Virgil van Dijk has been slapped with a £220 fine for speeding in his £100,000 black Mercedes-Benz G-Class in an incident that occurred last September.

The Liverpool defender was caught exceeding the 50mph limit in Tabley, Cheshire and was fined by Warrington magistrates on Friday, January 29, 2020.

Though the Dutch centre-back did not attend the hearing, he was told to pay £124 in costs and charges over the incident.

Source: Legit

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