‘LFC need him’, ‘Why is this even up for debate?’ – Polled Liverpool fans discuss signing free agent from European giant

Jerome Boateng is set to leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer as Dayot Upamecano arrives and Liverpool fans have been debating his suitability to Liverpool.

Sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic has acknowledged that Boateng will not be offered a contract extension beyond this summer, bringing his 10-year spell with the Bavarian club to an end.

Liverpool fans debate whether or not Boateng would be a good signing

A poll from Anfield Watch’s Twitter account shows that the majority of fans wouldn’t want Boateng at the club but has sparked debate.

BERLIN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 10: Jerome Boateng is seen on stage at the GQ Men of the year Award 2016 show (german: GQ Maenner des Jahres 2016) at Komische Oper on November 10, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images for GQ)

Anfield Central’s take on signing Boateng for free

The German will be a free agent this summer and while Liverpool are in the market for a centre-back or two, the Reds shouldn’t go anywhere near him.

As Kylian Mbappe proved last night, Boateng is nowhere near the required level for a side challenging for major honours. The French forward exposed the once great central defender to guide his side to a 3-2 win at the Allianz Arena.

07 April 2021, Bavaria, Munich: Football: Champions League, Bayern Munich – Paris Saint-Germain, knockout round, quarter-finals, first leg at Allianz Arena. Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe (2.vr) scores against Munich’s David Alaba (l-r), Lucas Hernandez and Jerome Boateng to make it 2:3. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa (Photo by Sven Hoppe/picture alliance via Getty Images)

With Ozan Kabak doing a decent job for Liverpool (he was the only defender to cover himself in glory against Real Madrid), the Reds should be making his loan-move permanent this summer.

Kabak and Ibrahima Konate should be Liverpool’s defensive reinforcements before the start of next season but someone with Boateng’s age and injury history shouldn’t even be mentioned by Michael Edwards to Jurgen Klopp.

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