In addition to the generational change in midfield, Liverpool is also looking to strengthen its center backs.
The team has a squad that can compete with Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Joel Matip, and Joe Gomez, but securing the next generation is inevitable in the mid- to long-term perspective.
The current team has only right-handed center backs and is looking for a left-handed center back. While Mickey van de Ven and Gonzalo Inacio were reported as candidates, the top target was considered to be England U-21 defender Levi Colwill, who plays for Chelsea.
Liverpool had tried to contact the player, who was anxious about his chances at Chelsea, but the London club was able to convince him, according to Fabrizio Romano. Liverpool’s dream to bring him to Anfield now comes to an end.
“Levi Colwill has signed new long term Chelsea deal valid until June 2029, as expected.”
“Colwill agreed new deal on Monday and documents are now signed.”
“Pochettino considers Levi one of the best talented CB in the Europe.”
Levi Colwill has signed new long term Chelsea deal valid until June 2029, as expected. 🚨🔵 #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 1, 2023
Colwill agreed new deal on Monday and documents are now signed.
Pochettino considers Levi one of the best talented CB in the Europe.
Sealed, completed. 🔒 pic.twitter.com/BtZbMJgML5
Liverpool, having missed out on a major prospect, are still believed to be interested in the left-handed center back and will move on to other targets. Which center back will they bring in…?