Full-backs could well be the most in-demand players in the transfer market this summer, having become so vital to how sides around Europe play over the last few years. Indeed, the emerging breed of modern full-backs act almost like wingers, providing the width and pace on the overlap to let attacking midfielders take more central roles.
And it seems practically every Premier League club is in need of one ahead of next season, not least including Liverpool and Manchester City. Pep Guardiola has been forced to rely on two ageing veterans in Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov this season, whilst Jurgen Klopp has depended on midfielder James Milner.
According to ESPN, that had lead both clubs to eye Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand ahead of the summer transfer window and indeed, the twelve-cap England international has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the division during his three seasons at St. Mary’s.
So, Liverpool fans, does your club need to beat Manchester City to the 27-year-old’s signature this summer? Let us know by voting below…