Feyenoord defender Lutsharel Geertruida is keen to join Liverpool as his club prepared to sell

Feyenoord defender Lutsharel Geertruida is keen to join Liverpool as his club prepared to sell Transfers

With a new manager in Arne Slot looming, Liverpool are also building a new team.Discussions are taking place in private with Michael Edwards, who is in charge of the football department, and new sporting director Richard Hughes.

After a major reshuffling of the midfielders last summer, the next area of reinforcement is at centre-back, where 32-year-old former Cameroon defender Joel Matip is due to leave, and the club is looking for someone to replace him and take up one of the final line positions.

According to De Telegraaf, Dutch defender Lutsharel Geertruida, whose day job is right-back but can also play centre-back, is keen to play at Anfield alongside Slott and watched the recent game against West Ham in London.

The Rotterdam-born defender, who made his first-team debut in 2018, has been a mainstay this season and has made at least four appearances. He is used at right-back and centre-back, and has also been involved in many games wearing the captain’s mark.

His overwhelming athleticism allows him to stop the opposition’s attacks, while his aggressive attacking play allows him to get involved in the chances. When Trent Alexander-Arnold is converted to midfield, he can be deployed at right-back and has even played at left-back in some games.

A Joe Gomez-like role could also be expected. His contract with his club is coming up to June 2025, and the transfer fee should not be that much, making him an attractive option.

At the moment, it is not known whether Liverpool will make any concrete moves. He is only one of the candidates, or maybe not even that. However, we cannot rule out the possibility of a move to England with a manager who has been with the club for a while.

Will the Dutch defender, who is interested in playing at Anfield, decide on a club for next season in the near future?