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Liverpool already have their sights set on the summer transfer window with Brighton’s Ben White as a transfer target, according to a report.
White He linked up with the champions last summer after helping Leeds move up from the Championship.
The Yorkshire club was desperate to sign the 23-year-old and saw a series of offers rejected by Brighton. Liverpool had also been checking on White and was told that the defender was signing a new contract on the south coast.
Now him Echo of Liverpool report that White remains “of genuine interest” to Liverpool and sporting director Michael Edwards.
Jurgen Klopp’s need for a central defender may be desperate, but Liverpool’s search works two windows in advance. Echo’s claim, White, was analyzed last summer in light of an offer that was made in the summer of 2021.
Dejan Lovren’s departure in summer He left Jurgen Klopp light in the central defensive area. And the injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have almost got him high.
Fabinho and even Jordan Henderson have been in the bottom four, while Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams have been called up.
Still, the champions’ defensive record has been decent enough with 21 goals conceded in 17 games.
Klopp has stated publicly that he is calm about the need for a new defender and that this month may not provide adequate opportunities.
That may well be because the Reds have a summer plan to land White, who they already have a detailed file on.
The local newspaper reports that “all work in the hiring department right now is focused on the summer transfer window.”
The financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is still hitting Liverpool hard, with no fans capable of watching the champions defend their first title in 30 years.
Edwards is believed to be ready to reassess his position in the summer and the main target on his list is most likely to be white.
Fabinho highlights the missing component
Meanwhile, Liverpool midfielder Fabinho says that the confidence among his teammates for a win in any situation has waned a bit this season.
The Reds galloped to their first league title in 30 years last period, making history along the way. The record for the first title win, secured with seven games to go, ranks among the club’s achievements.
In fact, the best start to the season in all of Europe, winning 26 of the first 27 games, helped them on their way.
After 17 games last season, Liverpool had accumulated 49 points from a possible 51. This time, however, they have only managed 33 points in the same period.
Talking to ESPN Brazil (via Sports witness), Fabinho highlighted how his colleagues must trust his process.
“In the league, unfortunately we lost some points that we did not lose last season,” said the Brazilian international.
“It goes through a question of trust. Last year, we were confident that we could win the games at any time, with collective action, individual play ”.