The red half of Merseyside – Liverpool – have joined the fold to compete for the signature of 24-year-old Michael Keane, as per the reports from Daily Mail.
The Stockport-born defender has been a complete revelation this term under the tutelage of Sean Dyche. He has played every single minute of the Premier League and has scored two goals and one assist. Furthermore, he averages 11 defensive actions per game and has won 61% of his average duels which is quite a feat.
The towering defender’s form has seen his stock rising like anything and this has seen him being picked up for the national side as well. It was, in past, reported that Manchester United were looking to bring him back in January, but no move ever materialised. Then came the speculations of Chelsea and some news outlets even claimed that the Blues were close to signing him, but again, nothing transpire.
Liverpool, on their part, will do a world of good should they manage to clinch the 24-year-old. The Reds’ struggle on the defensive end of the field is quite evident and the fact that they have shipped in 36 goals in the Premier League has further ballooned up the issue.
Mamadou Sakho’s departure is all but authorised and Liverpool do not really have many players to cover the spots. Furthermore, should they qualify for the Champions League or Europa League, a sustainable depth will a primary requirement, hence, targeting someone like Micheal does make sense.
Besides the English defender, the Mail has also reported that Klopp has spoken to Red Bull Leipzig about striker Timo Werner about a potential move, however, Leipzig are playing a hardball as they are reluctant to sell their prized asset.
His agent Karlheinz Forster said: ‘There is general interest from Premier League clubs.
The English are everywhere in the Bundesliga, they scout and track players intensively, and Timo has made himself even more interesting with his performances and goals for Leipzig.’