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Liverpool and 'ready to go head-to-head' in race for Dayot Upamecano... with RB Leipzig's in-demand defender holding £38m summer release clause The race for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has now officially begun  Liverpool and will reportedly battle out for the 22-year-old  Jurgen Klopp badly needs defensive reinforcement after a spate of big injuries  Player has a £38million release clause which will become active in the summer 

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 23:33 GMT, 23 January 2021 | Updated: 23:33 GMT, 23 January 2021

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Liverpool and are reportedly set to 'go head-to-head' for the signing of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, with a host of European clubs also watching the in-demand Frenchman.

It is no secret that Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are in desperate need for defensive reinforcements, with big injuries to first-choice pairing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez leaving the back line severely depleted.

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Klopp is an admirer of Upamecano and sees the 22-year-old as 'a natural future partner for Van Dijk' at the heart of his defence but must match the swift moves made by United, according to the Mirror.

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