Rumoured Liverpool target rates potential of becoming Robertson’s deputy

Date published: Friday 10th January 2020 2:11 - Jonny Whitfield

Vitesse Arnhem left-back Max Clark has deflected speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool, insisting that such reports are “just rumours”.

The 23-year-old, who began his career with Hull City, rose through the ranks in East Yorkshire but his playing time was limited and the Englishman eventually left for the Netherlands in July last year.

Clark made 30 appearances in his first season at Vitesse and chipped in with two goals and four assists, but after 19 outings this time round he has scored once and laid on three other goals.

Such an improvement in form has is said to have led Liverpool to keep tabs on his progress and the Reds reportedly want him to deputise behind Andy Robertson.

However, speaking to Dutch news outlet Omroep Gelderland, Clark dismissed the links and said he not entertaining any thoughts about a move back to England.

“Friends sent it to me, but I can tell you it is just rumours,” he said. “In football everyone is confronted with rumours, you have to deal with that.

“It’s nice to be linked to them. I think everyone would be happy with these teams. It’s great, but it’s rumours.

“I don’t want to play there either, because I want to go into Europe with Vitesse. So I don’t do anything with it.

“It’s fun for my family and friends, but I’ll let them enjoy it. But I leave it behind, because I want to stay here.”



Elsewhere, Liverpool have reportedly reignited their interest in Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been previously linked with the Nigerian and, despite bringing in Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg earlier this month, Foot Mercato claims that Klopp is keen to further bolster his attack.

Klopp held his press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Friday and confirmed that Dejan Lovren and Fabinho are closing in on a return to full training.

However, the likes of James Milner and Naby Keita remain sidelined.


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