Multiple clubs, including Liverpool and Man United, are keen on  England defender Marc Guéhi

Multiple clubs, including Liverpool and Man United, are keen on England defender Marc Guéhi Transfers

Former Cameroon defender Joel Matip, a long-time regular in the final line under Jurgen Klopp, has left Anfield. In addition, Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk has also aged out of the club’s squad.

In the summer transfer window, Liverpool are working to secure a new centre-back, with Eintracht Frankfurt defender William Pacho and Sporting defender Goncalo Inácio among the players of note. There has also been a recent flurry of reports surrounding Lille defender Leny Yoro.

According to the Daily Mail, top Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are monitoring Crystal Palace defender Marc Gueye and could move for him this summer.

The 23-year-old centre-back, who has also represented England at EURO 2024, has made 29 appearances this season despite a knee injury, and although he is not a tall player at 182cm, he is strong in the air and is a top defender and passer in opposition. He has developed into one of the best defenders in England.

He moved from Chelsea in the summer of 2021 and has been at the club for three years. It is time for him to step up and his departure will be closely watched.

Meanwhile, strong clubs are also approaching two players from Crystal Palace, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze, who are increasingly likely to leave. Losing three key players at the same time is too painful and may prevent a sale.

Will Liverpool succeed in securing a promising centre-back this summer? And will they give the England defender the white feather…?