In Liverpool’s left back position, where Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas reign supreme, it is difficult for young players to get a chance to play. The same challenge is faced by Luke Chambers, a 19-year-old defender who has developed his reputation during a six-month loan spell at Kilmarnock.
He must gain first-team experience to continue his development. Sheffield Wednesday and Watford are among the clubs interested, while Bayer Leverkusen, where former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso took over as manager midway through last season, is also in the market for a loan move.
According to German Sky Sport Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, talks between Liverpool and Leverkusen are progressing well, and both clubs are positive about the situation. A verbal agreement has not yet been reached, and it appears that a purchase option may be attached to the loan transfer.
Leverkusen, very interested in 19 y/o left-back Luke #Chambers confirmed. Talks and negotiations very positive and ongoing. #LFC— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 8, 2023
➡️ No verbal agreement yet
➡️ Talks about a loan
➡️ An option to buy is possible.
First call about the interest: „The Athletic“.… pic.twitter.com/lfmHZiFHHk
However, whether he will be able to secure playing time in the first team is another matter. The German club has already signed 27-year-old defender Alejandro Grimaldo, whose contract with Benfica has expired, and competition awaits for the experienced player, who has made 303 appearances for Benfica.
With more and more young English players blossoming in the Bundesliga in recent years, he could quickly turn into one of the best left backs in the world if he can survive the competition within the team.
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