Liverpool have new name in frame to become €20m Robertson backup

Date published: Friday 19th July 2019 6:46 - Samuel Bannister

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Liverpool have switched their attentions to Bundesliga-based full-back Philipp Max in their search for a backup for Andy Robertson.

Jurgen Klopp is looking for a new signing to deputise for the impressive Robertson after Alberto Moreno left on a free transfer at the end of the season.

So far, Real Betis wing-back Junior Firpo has been linked, but Barcelona are also keen to make a move. Coupled with the player’s €50m price tag, it gives reason for Liverpool to look elsewhere.

According to Catalan publication Sport, another player of interest to both clubs in Augsburg’s Philipp Max – a former Bayern Munich academy player.

Over the past three seasons, one-time Manchester United target Max has contributed seven goals and 16 assists in 88 Bundesliga appearances, and with a valuation of around €20m, he could prove to be a smart signing.

The report claims that the 25-year-old attack-minded player has attracted Liverpool’s attention, while his relatively low asking price means that Barcelona “are facing a lot of competition” to sign him.

Barcelona are in a hurry to find a player to rotate with Jordi Alba, and it is suggested that they want a new signing in place by next week – which will either be Max, or Wolfsburg’s Jerome Roussillon, who has a slightly higher valuation.

Max is under contract at Augsburg – who came 15th in the German top flight last season – until 2022, but could be looking to make the step up after progressing well in recent seasons.


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