Liverpool are monitoring the situation of defender Ben White closely as a potential replacement for Dejan Lovren.
The Reds cashed in on their long-term Croatian servant last month after agreeing a £10.9million deal with Zenit St Petersburg (via BBC Sport). Now the Premier League champions are looking to bring in a new fourth choice centre-back and are eyeing up the 22-year-old, according to Paul Gorst.
Should Liverpool make a move for Ben White?
White spent last season on loan with newly promoted Leeds and played a big part in their Championship success. He has now returned to his parent club on the south coast and has attracted a lot of attention. The centre-half played every single minute of league football for Leeds in their promotion campaign and managed to score one goal and assist two as well as keeping an impressive 22 clean sheets (via Transfermarkt).
Liverpool fans are eager to sign a new defensive option and agree that White fits the bill. One supporter has said they would be ‘absolutely delighted’ if the Reds brought the 22-year-old to Anfield. Another has tweeted that White ‘can challenge [Joe] Gomez’ for a spot in the first team beside Virgil van Dijk.
Indeed, the Brighton man averaged 2.5 interceptions and 1.6 tackles per game for Leeds compared to Gomez’s respective 1.4 and 0.8 (via WhoScored).
Read more replies from Liverpool fans here:
I would be absolutely delighted if we sign him he will be long term replacement for our center backs, people need to realise we should not wait for our players to lose form to replace them we need people inside our squad who are already up to the task of replacing players..!!!!
— #Lfc (@Lfc56376233) August 4, 2020
Our next #6 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/l2CnIbdOWu
— GotoChamps (@GotoChamps) August 4, 2020
Ben White or Ozan Kabak either will be good
Both can challenge Gomez and Matip
Not so sure about Aissa Mandi
— Khizar Bilal🇵🇰 (@KhizarBilal17) August 4, 2020
Let’s just sign him 📝.. We need to replace Lovren…..#YNWA
— Craig (@Craig70614642) August 4, 2020
100% take him https://t.co/iYCsYERdZf
— MANNING (@JackManningOF) August 4, 2020
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