Liverpool rival Villa and Stoke in race for Hull youngster – report

Liverpool are reportedly considering a bid to sign out-of-contract Hull youngster Josh Tymon.

The Reds are keen to bolster their defensive options this summer, but efforts to sign Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Sessegnon have so far ended in disappointment.

However, Jurgen Klopp could get more joy if he were to move for Tymon, with ESPN reporting that the 18-year-old is emerging as possible target for Klopp as he bids to fill his problematic left-back role.

As well as the Reds, Stoke, Watford and Aston Villa all want to sign Tymon, though The Sun claims on Tuesday that Tymon is actually closing on a move to Mark Hughes’ side.

The relegated club would be due a compensation fee due to the player’s age, and like the Reds’ swoop for Chelsea’s Dominic Solanke, can likely expect to pay around around £3million for Tymon.

Tymon played 12 times for Hull last term, five of those appearances in the Premier League, as he emerged as a player of genuine quality for the Tigers.

The Hull-born player is seen as the natural replacement for Andrew Robertson at Hull, a player who has also been heavily linked with Liverpool, though it now appears likely that the Tigers could lose both players.

Speaking about his future at Hull, Robertson said recently: “All I can do is play as well as I can on the day, and I’ll worry about my future after that.

“I’ll sit down after this game with the people I need to talk to, and decide if it’s right for me to stay at Hull, or if I should look to move on.”