Liverpool step up interest in left-back with better stats than Ben Chilwell

Date published: Sunday 5th January 2020 1:19 - Rob McCarthy

Liverpool have reportedly stepped up their interest in Max Clark as the left-back they want to bring in as back-up to Andy Robertson.

Scotland skipper Robertson has enjoyed an injury-free spell throughout his time at Anfield and has established himself as one of the best left-backs in world football.

But should any issues arise with the 25-year-old, or Jurgen Klopp feel to give him an extended rest, then the Reds tend to turn to versatile veteran James Milner to fill in.

Reports on Sunday, however, claim that Klopp has made the addition of another specialist left-back to his squad a major priority.

And Football Insider states that Liverpool have been keeping close tabs on Vitesse Arnhem full-back Clark.

The 23-year-old was at Hull at the same time as Robertson was beginning to make a name for himself with the Championship club.

Clark broke into the Tigers side after Robertson secured his switch to Anfield in 2017 but he left to join Eredivisie outfit Vitesse in 2018, where he has emerged as a top talent.

The report states Liverpool have been tracking Clark closely using the club’s own ‘sophisticated tracking tools’ and that the player has scored ‘excellent data metrics’.

Indeed those figures are better than England’s first-choice left-back Chilwell, who is being linked with a big-money move to Manchester United and Chelsea.

Clark has just 18 months left on his contract with Vitesse, meaning the Reds could potentially swoop in for a cut-price deal this summer.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are making negotiations with Fluminese over the sale of Allan Rodrigues de Souza look like a “soap opera”, according to a report.

 

Allan, who moved to Anfield in 2015, has rarely been seen at the club after being sent on a series of loan spells in the years since his arrival.

While moves to the likes of Belgian side Sint-Truiden failed to work out, the 22-year-old has found his best form with his latest club Fluminese.

Liverpool are not interested in extending his contract, however, and with his deal set to expire in the summer, the Reds are reportedly in talks with Fluminese about a permanent transfer for the Brazilian. Read more…

 

 

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