Former Newcastle United defender eyed in SHOCK Premier League move

Former Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat is being lined up as a SHOCK injury replacement for Joe Gomez at Liverpool.

Friday, 13th November 2020, 4:45 pm

Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League champions are this week facing up to the prospect of another long spell without the services of Gomez, who went under the knife to fix a knee problem picked up while on international duty with England.

Gomez’s injury comes hot on the heels of long-term injuries for fellow defenders Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

And, according to reports, Klopp could turn to out-of-contract former United man Janmaat.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Daryl Janmaat of Watford is challenged by Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Chelsea FC at Vicarage Road on November 02, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The 31-year-old was released by recently relegated Watford in the summer, where he had been playing since leaving the Magpies in 2016 following relegation to the Championship.

Former Netherlands international full-back Janmaat has been training with one of his former sides – ADO Den Haag – in Holland this week as he looks to find a new club.