Following Liverpool’s struggle with an injury-crisis, the Reds have been linked to several defenders for this January, one of these defenders was Lille’s cornerstone, Sven Botman.
Following injuries of
Virgil van Dijk
tried to deal with the blow by bringing
to the heart of the defense, as well as giving game time to academy graduates,
However, the Reds were bided to sign a central defender this January, and according to the Times’ renowned journalist,
have made contact with
“Liverpool are working on a deal. That is Sven Botman, in his first season at Lille from Ajax for an initial €8million (£7million). He has been outstanding at Lille,”
“They would be willing to sell the player for twice and a little bit more than the fee they paid. They have been speaking to Botman’s agent. Botman’s agent likes the sounds of the conversations and believes there is a strong possibility of a January bid.”
The 20-year-old defender appeared in all of
league fixtures this season and helped them to keep eight clean-sheets alongside former Premier League star,
are currently level on points with the Ligue 1 leaders,
, who has played alongside
Van Dijk, Alderweireld
, described his current centre-back partner as a “machine” who does not make errors.
The French side reportedly demands a £27million fee for their Dutch defender.