Any hopes that Liverpool supporters might’ve had of signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria look to have been dashed by journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Reds had been extensively linked with a move for the 25-year-old in recent months and were billed as ‘frontrunners’ at one stage.

However, as the January transfer window approaches it’s final stages, a bargain move for the Switzerland international looks unlikely to come from the Anfield club.

Seemingly available for just €7million (£5.8million), the 40-cap defensive midfielder would be a superb capture for any top European club.

This season Zakaria – once hailed as ‘extraordinary’ by Granit Xhaka – has scored twice and provided one assist in 16 Bundesliga outings.


Valued at £24.3million and out of contract at the end of this season (Transfermarkt), signing the Swiss star for the mooted fees would be superb value for money.

Predominantly a defensive-minded midfield operator, Zakaria would provide much-needed cover for Fabinho whilst also being capable of operating alongside the Brazilian in more advanced roles.

Despite all of the up sides to the capture, it would appear a late arrival on Mersyesie is now unlikely. Liverpool may hope that there is still a deal to be done in the summer with the player as a free agent.

Have Liverpool Missed A Trick Not Signing Denis Zakaria?