According to The Independent, Liverpool want to sign Newcastle United’s Jamaal Lascelles or Burnley’s James Tarkowski in this summer’s transfer window.
Indeed, it is being reported that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to sign at least one new centre-back this summer, and Lascelles and Tarkowski are believed to be under consideration by the Champions League finalists.
Lascelles, 24, was excellent for Newcastle during the 2017-18 campaign, and Chelsea are also said to be admirers of the towering centre-back.
It seems that Newcastle will find it difficult to keep the Englishman on a long-term basis, and the Magpies could well be tested by Liverpool during this summer’s window.
The Liverpool fans have been reacting to suggestions of interest in Lascelles, and there are a number that would welcome the central defender ahead of the new season.
That said, there are also those who have doubted whether Lascelles, who is valued at £6.3m by transfermarkt.co.uk, is good enough to represent a top-four team.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Jamaal Lascelles has become Klopp’s main priority on signing on a centre-back this transfer window. #LFC
— Anfield Press (@AnfieldPress) May 21, 2018
Far better than lovren. That will do
— Rob (@RN1LFC) May 21, 2018
Has someone let Jurgen in on that or is he still in the dark? That’s his 213th primary target this month.
— Mike Wilson (@Redsmail) May 21, 2018
Great target, looks a good physical unit and a leader
— The Liverpool Way ❤️YNWA (@EssexLFC1) May 21, 2018
Not getting him
— Shay 🇷🇸🔥 (@MadLikeMitro) May 21, 2018
he can boss that center back
— Abdulrahman Samura (@Superlajj22) May 21, 2018
— AL48 (@AL48C) May 21, 2018
Hes not good enough. I remember me and a lot of other fans saying those exact words about robbo and Chamberlain though so..
— 🖐🏼🇺🇦 (@VVDLFC4) May 21, 2018
I'd prefer Tarkowski over him, put he will be a very good piece in our line up next season
— Ahmed El-Hosary (@ElGimmy) May 21, 2018