Liverpool chief Edwards has top defensive target well within his sights - football

Liverpool chief Edwards has top defensive target well within his sights



Liverpool have already got their sights on the summer transfer window with Brighton’s Ben White a transfer target, according to a report.
White was linked with the champions last summer after helping Leeds to promotion from the Championship.
The Yorkshire club were desperate to sign the 23-year-old and saw a number of bids rebuffed by Brighton. Liverpool had also been checking on White and were told that the defender was signing a new deal on the south coast.
Now the Liverpool Echo report that White remains “of genuine interest” to Liverpool and sporting director Michael Edwards.
Jurgen Klopp’s need for a centre-back may well be desperate, but Liverpool’s scouting works two windows in advance. The Echo claim White was scrutinised last summer in view of a bid being made in the summer of 2021. The departure of Dejan Lovren in the summer left Jurgen Klopp light in the central defensive area. And the injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have almost left him high and dry.
Fabinho and even Jordan Henderson have dropped into the back four, while Nat Phillips andRhys Williams have been called upon.
 

 
Still the champions’ defensive record has been decent enough withhe 21 goals conceded in 17 games.
Klopp has publicly claimed he is calm over the need for a new defender and this month may not provide the right opportunities.
That may well be because the Reds have a summer plan to land White, whom they have a detailed ...
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