Liverpool are reportedly favourites to complete the summer signing of highly-rated Leicester City youngster Ben Chilwell.
The 19-year-old left-back has been a rumoured target for the Reds for a while now, and it appears that they are confident of getting their man.
Liverpool rate Chilwell at £5million, although it is believed newly-crowned Premier League champions Leicester will demand more for his signature. A fee in the region of £8million seems more likely.
The club are thought to have lined up a list of alternatives, should they fail to get their man, but his impressive performances during a loan spell with Huddersfield Town earlier this season caught the eye – with Klopp’s friend David Wanger, the Yorkshire side’s boss, providing a glowing reference to the Reds.
Seen as a “natural leader” with “good close control and positional intelligence”, Chilwell is someone with a big future ahead of him.
With left-back an area of the pitch where Liverpool clearly need to strengthen in, it would be encouraging to see a deal completed sooner rather than later.