Paul Robinson has claimed Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans “fits the bill” for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool after the Belgian star opened the door on a move.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former England and Tottenham number one said the Anfield side need to sign a central midfielder in 2022 after Georginio Wijnaldum left for the Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 24-year-old revealed he’s “keeping his options open” as Youri negotiates the terms of a new deal at the King Power Stadium. The midfielder has two years on his existing contract with the Foxes.
Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad claimed in the spring that Jurgen Klopp had placed Youri on a shortlist of possible replacements for the Dutchman.
When quizzed if a move could materialise next year, Robinson said: “It’s a position that Liverpool are light in. They need reinforcements in that area. They really miss Wijnaldum.
“It is an area they could do with an extra body and Tielemans would absolutely fit that bill. He’s a top-class player.
“It will be interesting to see what Liverpool do because they did not spend heavily in the summer. It’s going to be an interesting January window for Liverpool.”