Liverpool are planning to swoop for Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol in January, according to talkSPORT.
A run of two successive Premier League defeats has left Kenny Dalglish contemplating re-entering the transfer market in January, with particular focus pointed at his defence.
In the wake of hamstring injuries to Martin Kelly and Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel attempted to fill in at left back to disastrous effect – earning himself a red card against Tottenham Hotspur.
In central defence, Daniel Agger’s injury problems have resurfaced, while Jamie Carragher is in the twilight of his career – with his lack of pace desperately exposed against Spurs.
Though Albiol struggles to get into the Real Madrid team at present, he played for Spain in their recent UEFA Euro 2012 qualification match against Liechtenstein.
Perhaps alongside Sebastian Coates, he could represent a future back line for Liverpool.