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Liverpool planning to ensnare Chelsea star Levi Colwill

It isn’t at all difficult, nor unexpected, to entertain suggestions that Jurgen Klopp is probably looking for a massive squad overhaul at the end of this season, with strengthening the engine room being a priority, considering the massively disappointing campaign they’ve been enduring this term.

It now appears the Anfield outfit is also exploring the possibility of adding reinforcements to their backline with the recent revelation that the Reds are searching for a successor to Virgil van Dijk in the upcoming transfer window.

The Dutch defensive mainstay of the Reds has been pivotal to Liverpool’s success since his arrival back in 2018, despite having struggled to showcase his best this season.

Goal reports that Liverpool have been keeping a close eye on the market to find the Dutchman’s heir and Chelsea’s Levi Colwill is one of the players who has caught their attention as the Blues star is currently out on a season-long loan at Brighton & Hove Albion but notably hasn’t been able to establish himself as a regular starter in Roberto De Zerbi’s side. Nonetheless, the Englishman has showcased glimpses of his talent whenever called upon.

The 20-year-old stands 6ft 1in tall, possesses high potential, is comfortable with possession, is strong, possesses impressive aerial skills, can cover distances quickly, and is excellent defensively. Which means, in a nutshell, the defender would be an excellent acquisition for Liverpool.

Moving to Anfield in the summer would then allow him the luxury of developing under van Dijk’s tutelage which would help him reach his full potential.

However, reports allege that the Blues are keen to tie down their defender – who still has two and a half years left in his current contract – to a new long-term deal as the west London club appear most intent to keep their academy graduate. On top of that, Graham Potter’s side would definitely be most reluctant to sell their player to a direct rival.

Liverpool would really have to up the ante by a great margin to formalise their interest in purchasing Colwill – valued at around £9m by Transfermarkt – at the end of this season to persuade the west London club to sell the highly talented defender.