Liverpool given cold rejection from £104m defender, he chose Real Madrid

Antonio Silva of SL Benfica (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)
Antonio Silva of SL Benfica (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images) /

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has had to reshuffle his transfer plans, since a defender with a £103.5m release clause would prefer to join Real Madrid.

Liverpool have had an excellent start to the season. Although their most recent match against Brighton didn’t end the way they would’ve liked, they still sit pretty in the Premier League table. Jurgen Klopp’s men are fourth in the table, although it’s tight at the top, with only three points separating first from fourth.

Thinking ahead to January, this is a serious opportunity for Jurgen Klopp to bring in some reinforcements to hopefully mount their title challenge should they be in a similar position come the new year.

At face value, at least one defender must be signed since they have been exposed at the back. Further, it’s proven that just one injury or suspension can be a serious detriment to this Liverpool side, something that must be fixed before the fixtures start to weigh Klopp down.

As shown in the past, Jurgen Klopp isn’t a fan of heavy fixture schedules. Therefore, instead of being a big crybaby like he has been in the past, he should play it smart in the transfer window.

Liverpool rejected by £103.5m defender Antonio Silva for Real Madrid

According to a report from Record (via 90min), the Reds have to rethink their January transfer strategy a little. As previously claimed, Klopp wanted to sign the Benfica defender Antonio Silva, who has a £103.5m release clause. However, Silva would prefer to join Real Madrid than Liverpool if he had the choice.

Certainly, it won’t be a good feeling from Klopp to be rejected. However, it’s understandable. With a greater guarantee that Real Madrid will qualify for the Champions League next season, this is something that Silva likely values.

Who do you think Liverpool should sign instead of Antonio Silva?