Liverpool scouts tell Reds to sign Chelsea defender as replacement for Joel Matip
Liverpool are set for an important summer transfer window.
Liveepool led manager Jurgen Klopp, are in need of multiple signings with midfielders likely to be the priority.
An ageing squad which includes 37-year-old James Milner and soon-to-be 33-year-old Jordan Henderson has led to a drop-off in energy and panache in the middle of the park.
However, midfield remains the priority position to reinforce, defence is also a key area for Klopp and his coaching staff.
Virgil Van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate remain the German’s preferred defensive pairing but with a lack of quality backup options, a new centre-back is also believed to be on the 2019-20 Premier League champions’ wishlist.
And according to a recent report from Football Insider, one player the club’s scouts have been left ‘seriously impressed’ by after watching several of his performances this season is on-loan Chelsea centre-back, Levi Colwill.
The 20-year-old has spent the season on loan with Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton and Hove Albion, and after playing well in the majority of the 17 games he has featured in, the 20-year-old has seen his stock rise.
Consequently, with no guarantees that he will be able to tie down a regular spot at Stamford Bridge, several top Premier League clubs are interested in signing the Southampton-born defender.
Liverpool and Chelsea are underatood to be in the reace for the talented youth academy graduate, who is valued at £16m (Transfermarkt) are believed to be Tottenham Hotspur and defending champions Manchester City.
It is understood that Liverpool have scouted Colwill multiple times this season, with scouts returning with very positive reviews of the defender.
Colwill has made 15 appearances across all competitions for the south coast club and could feature in their FA Cup semi-final clash against Man United on Sunday afternoon.