Liverpool are ‘monitoring’ (not that word, please….) Michael Keane, who made his debut for England last night.
That’s according to the Times‘ Northern correspondent Paul Joyce, who claims:
‘Keane, 24, has impressed for Burnley this season with the likes of Everton and Liverpool monitoring a player who will have just one year left on his contract at the end of this season.’
The former Manchester United trainee has been at Turf Moor since 2015, after failing to make the grade at Old Trafford.
Under Sean Dyche though, he’s fulfilling his potential and has made 102 appearances already.
He’s used to defending deep and making countless interceptions and clearances though, which for us – makes a centre-back’s jobs easier.
Martin Skrtel would have been brilliant at this too, but struggled when asked to keep a high line and play out from the back…
Keane isn’t especially fast either, which is a required attribute of a centre-back for a top club now.
We like him as a player and are pleased he did well against Germany last night, but just don’t see him as a long-term option.