Sokratis Papastathopoulos is ready to walk away from Arsenal this summer if he does not figure in Mikel Arteta’s long-term plans.

Arsenal defender Sokratis is being linked with a move to Liverpool in January.

With the Reds losing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to knee injuries – and potentially for the remainder of the season – Liverpool are expected be shopping for a new centre-half in the winter market.


The Daily Express says Sokratis is a candidate for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

The pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund and the veteran Greece international would represent a cheap stop-gap for the second-half of the season.

For his part, Sokratis would be open to the move as he’s struggled for minutes so far this season at Arsenal.

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