Recruiting a new left-back promises to be a priority for Liverpool in the upcoming summer transfer window but whether or not it will be to fill a starting position remains to be seen.
The Reds are now, along with Chelsea, watching Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand who is keen on a move away from St Mary’s, according to the Mirror.
Since leaving Chelsea two years ago, Bertrand has developed into one of the most reliable and consistent performers in his position. It appears that a move to his former club could also be on the cards, thereby potentially making Liverpool’s pursuit more difficult.
Jurgen Klopp’s reported interest in Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon has sparked suggestions that he intends on keeping his faith in James Milner as his starter. That said, the availability of someone who has proven himself in England’s top flight could well catch his attention.
It would seemingly have to be a starting role for Bertrand, who is now 27-years-old and needs to be playing on a weekly basis. He could become the second Southampton player to be subject to interest from Liverpool with centre-back Virgil van Dijk having emerged as a £50million target for Klopp.
Bertrand would pose as an ideal man to come in and have an immediate impact and is a player fans would undoubtedly welcome to Anfield.