Liverpool, which is undergoing a generational change in its midfielders, is serious about further strengthening its midfield following the transfers of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to Saudi Arabia. In addition, they are also working to acquire a left-handed center back, with Chelsea defender Levi Colwill reportedly a top target.
With Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk showing their age and Joe Gomez not developing as much as expected, Ibrahima Konate is the only player who can be counted on for the long term at this point, and the final line needs to be replaced.
In addition to the left-hander, various other names have been mentioned as candidates for reinforcement, including Dutch defender Julien Timber, who moved to Arsenal, French defender Benjaman Pavard, and Dutch U-21 defender Mickey van de Ven and so on.
According to the Spanish newspaper Nacional, Liverpool presented an offer of €30 million for Danish defender Andreas Christensen, who left Chelsea for Barcelona last summer, but the Spanish club rejected the offer.
The 27-year-old defender ended his contract with Chelsea at the end of last season and sought a new home at Barcelona on a free transfer. He has made 93 appearances in the Premier League and was on the pitch in 32 games throughout all competitions last season.
As a modern center back, he has excellent technique with his feet and is fast enough to catch up with his teammates even if they get past him. However, he is a right-handed player, which is not what Liverpool is looking for, and it is doubtful that they have actually made an offer.
The Danish defender is likely to play in La Liga next season, but will Liverpool be able to strengthen their center backs after the midfielders?