According to Calciomercato, Liverpool are interested in a move for Leicester’s Ben Chilwell, who is also attracting admiring glances from Manchester City.
Well, the England international has impressed over the course of the last few seasons with a string of excellent performances for the Foxes, form that has led to him earning his first senior England cap.
Pep Guardiola’s reigning Premier League champions have expressed an interest in the 22-year-old, although it has been reported that they may have to break the world-record fee for a defender if they want to bring him to the Etihad – the existing record remains at the £75m spent on Virgil van Dijk by Liverpool.
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Former boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he tried to bring Chilwell to Anfield when he was in charge of the club, whilst the Reds also took a look at him before deciding to bring Andy Robertson to the club.
Jurgen Klopp already has Robertson at his disposal, who is arguably one of the best left-backs in Europe right now, so a big-money move for Chilwell seems crazy.
You may argue that the Reds need backup in that area with Alberto Moreno’s contract set to expire in the summer, but young Adam Lewis should not be ignored in this discussion.
The 19-year-old only recently signed a new long-term contract with the club, and appears to be highly-rated by Klopp seeing as the German involved Lewis in the warm weather training camp in Marbella in February, in which he gained valuable first-team experience.
To splash such a huge amount on Chilwell with a talented young prospect waiting in the wings would be a huge waste, and severely detrimental to the teenager’s development.