Liverpool are reportedly keen on bringing Brighton’s Ben White to the club in the summer transfer market.
The centre-half has been on the Reds’ transfer radar for some time and shone as his side condemned the champions to back-to-back home top-flight defeats for the first time since 2012.
According to Football Insider, Ben once again caught the eye of manager Jurgen Klopp and assistant Pepijn Linders, who took particular note of his distribution, mobility and calmness on the ball.
The Anfield side are understood to have been monitoring ben since October 2019, when White was starring on loan for Leeds United on their way to the Championship title.
The Whites tried to sign him permanently but had three offers, the last worth £30 million, turned down.
The 23-year-old star was named in the last campaign’s PFA Championship team of the year and made his Premier League debut for Brighton in their 2020/21 opener versus Chelsea.
The Reds have been devastated by defensive injuries this term and had to use their 18th different centre-half pairing of the campaign in last week’s Merseyside derby loss to Everton after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a hamstring problem.
Having decided against landing a new centre-back last summer, in spite of the sale of Dejan Lovren to Zenit, Liverpool are almost certain to do business on that front in the next market unless Ozan Kabak, currently on loan from Bundesliga strugglers Schalke, really makes his mark between now and the end of the campaign.
The English giants have the option to buy the Turkish ace for an initial fee of £18 million, according to Sky Sports.