After signing Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai, Liverpool has shown interest in Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.
However, with Fabinho and Stefan Bajcetic and Trent Alexander-Arnold also in mind for midfield use, they are not in front of acquiring a defensive midfielder.
With most of the work done to rebuild the midfielders, Liverpool’s eyes may be on the center backs. For some time, the club has been looking for a left-handed center back who is not in the current center back group, and names such as Chelsea defender Levi Colwill and Wolfsburg defender Mickey van de Ven have been mentioned as candidates.
According to Tuttosport, Liverpool are looking again at Torino’s 23-year-old defender Perr Schuurs and are likely to step up their efforts to bring him. His valuation is believed to be £43m, and he is set to leave the Serie A club after just one year.
The Dutch center back, who joined Torino from Ajax in the transfer market last summer, has secured a place in the starting lineup with his 1.91 meter height. He made 30 appearances in the domestic league, where he continued to build his reputation with his steady defense.
With Napoli and Crystal Palace also interested, the battle will not be easy. Napoli, last season’s reigning Serie A champions, are also tracking the former Ajax defender as an option to succeed South Korean defender Kim Min-jae, who is on the verge of a move to Bayern.
Rumors of a move from Italy to Anfield, however, do not seem likely to materialize this summer. The biggest concern is that the player is right-handed and does not fit Liverpool’s requirements. While he is capable of playing center back on the left side, he is not expected to be able to pass the ball in a way that is unique to left-handers.
The interest in the former Netherlands U-21 defender seems to be only a rumor, but the interest in a left-handed center back is real.
At the moment, England U-21 defender Levi Colwill is considered the top target, but it is unlikely that Chelsea will release him, and all eyes will be on his future moves.