It looks like we may be making a move for Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente this summer – that’s according to reports in Spain.
Basque outlet, Noticias de Gipuzkoa, claim that the Reds are in for him after his recent performances in La Liga impressed our scouts.
— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) 7 March 2019
It’s his performances at the back that have apparently drawn the eye, with the 25-year-old recovering from an ankle injury at the end of 2018 to cement himself as a regular part of Sociedad’s defence.
Like most players in La Liga, Llorente has a release clause. His is priced at €50m but, since the Basque side picked him up on the cheap for €7m when he arrived from Real Madrid in 2017, we could probably get him for a lot less.
It’s likely that Llorente is being targeted as a replacement for Joël Matip, but the Spaniard can also play as a defensive midfielder – that kind of versatility is something Jürgen Klopp is keen to fill his squad with.
Keep your eyes on this one, Reds!