Liverpool show interest in Bundesliga defender
Liverpool’s search for a centre-back to replace long-serving Jamie Carragher has recently seen the Reds inquire about Eintracht Frankfurt’s defender, Carlos Zambrano.
The German club has revealed that Liverpool have been in contact, asking about the possibility of acquiring the 23-year-old.
Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers is looking to create a brand new partnership in his defence.
With a possibility that Martin Skrtel will follow Carragher in exiting the club in the summer, Rodgers feels a need to replace his experienced players.
Bruno Hubner, a director at Frankfurt, has revealed that Liverpool have made a cautious approach for their defender.
“There’s interest from Liverpool in Carlos Zambrano,” Hubner told Sky Sports. “They have asked about him, but there has not been an offer yet.”
Zambrano made his international debut with Peru in 2008, scoring against Costa Rica. Since then, he has gone on to play for Schalke, St Pauli and his current club, Eintracht Frankfurt.
This season the Peru international has played 21 league games, notably, keeping a clean sheet against Hamburg.
However, Zambrano also shares the spot for most bookings this season in the Bundesliga with nine in 21 appearances.
Frankfurt were promoted to the Bundesliga this season and are currently in fourth place. Despite this success, Liverpool hope they can tempt Zambrano away from the German club, the broadcaster claims.
Liverpool have also been reported to have an interest in Swansea defender, Ashley Williams, according to the broadcaster.
One thing that seems certain is that Rodgers is determined to secure the signing of a defender in the summer, and it could well be the Peruvian that is playing for Liverpool next season.