Borussia Dortmund have already seen Mats Hummels ride off into the sunset this summer, now it seems almost certain his long-standing centre-back partner Neven Subotic will follow suit.
The Serbian international recently voiced his desire to depart the Bundesliga runners-up after an injury-hit 2015/16 campaign caused coach Thomas Tuchel to rethink his status as a first-team staple.
Having worked with Jurgen Klopp at Mainz and Dortmund, it seems logical that the news will have alerted the Liverpool manager.
It’s a connection speculative punters in Germany have already made and their activity in the betting markets have caused Subotic’s odds to move to Anfield to nosedive from 4/1 to just 6/4.
The Reds have moved to add one Bundesliga centre-back to their ranks already, luring Joel Matip from Schalke on a free transfer, but with Martin Skrtel widely expected to follow Kolo Toure out of the club and the future of Mamadou Sakho in doubt after his doping ban, more reinforcements are needed to play alongside Dejan Lovren and rookie Joe Gomez in the heart of defence.
bwin bookie Glenn Woodage can see the deal going ahead:
“Hanging on to leads was one of Liverpool’s biggest issues last season and adding steel to their backline seems a logical way of rectifying the problem.
“Klopp knows he can depend on Subotic from his Dortmund days and, if the punters are right, he’s willing to gamble on the Serb’s fitness troubles being over.”