Filip Benkovic should not be faulted and his performance against Burton showed that he is capable of taking the same route as other players have done getting an injury free campaign and being able to kick start his career at Leicester.
The Croatian international, might be a much better alternative than go after another new recruit to be seen as a bit on the fringe. Loan spells at Cardiff, OH Leuven and Bristol City has not worked out due to injury troubles and form challenges.Embed from Getty Images
With Filip Benkovic and Daniel Amartey you have two internationals in the squad that of course should be seen as alternatives and can contribute in the Europa League, League Cup and FA Cup fixtures and also be there for the occasionally PL game, no need to go out to sign another alternative.
Brendan Rodgers turned the fortunes of Caglar Soyuncu, brought in by Claude Puel and in his first season being looked at as a risky project but at this present time he is seen as one of the best defenders in PL often linked with those top teams.
The potential of the tall and majestic defender was seen during his loan spell at Celtic where he did form a great partnership with Norwegian international Kristoffer Ajer, recently joining Brentford, and they had a great trebble season in Scotland.Embed from Getty Images
As said so many times before buying players you don’t see the use of in the starting eleven should really be handled carefully as money is on risk to be thrown straight out the window, at least buying a player of great value should be seen as a player able to get into the first team, if not, just let that space be given to a development player, and see how it goes.
Do believe that as a fourth alternative and given the chance to show what he is worth he should be considered as an alternative squad member instead of splashing out big money on yet another risky project. Fofana, Evans and Soyuncu are the preferred three in the back, with Amartey and Benkovic you have covers for those three positions and hopefully Brendan Rodgers will guide his team with a settled system in the back, to switch around is of course and option but it will seldom work as few does it the Brendan Rodgers way and get good results, they either perform with a three or a four in the back and has a settled system in place.