Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos held talks with Liverpool after he announced that he had parted ways with the club.
Liverpool is looking to address their defensive crisis that was once again exposed in their Sunday loss to Man United in the FA Cup and according to The Atheltic’s David Ornstein via Sport Lens, the Premier League champions checked up on the status of the 32-year-old towards the end of the last week.
A deal however couldn’t be struck as the 32-year-old is said to have agreed on a deal with Olympiacos with the announcement of the deal set to be officially announced this week.
The defender worked with Jurgen Klopp for two seasons at Borussia Dortmund and by being available for free, The Reds felt he could solve their defensive problems as they wait for the return of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez who are long term absentees.
In the absence of the duo, Klopp has been forced to turn midfielder Fabinho and Jordan Henderson into defenders with the inexperienced Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams as their understudies.