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Liverpool: Reds expected to win the race for Coventry youngster Sam McCallum

Liverpool: Reds expected to win the race for Coventry youngster Sam McCallum

Liverpool are on the verge of completing another signing, with Coventry City youngster Sam McCallum the next to arrive, according to 90min.

The news emerges just days after the Reds looked set to complete the signing of Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg, with the Japanese star being left out of their last matchday squad before the January transfer window opens.

McCallum, 19, has established himself in the Coventry first team, playing as a left-back.

The Reds have been short of a back-up option for Andy Robertson since Alberto Moreno’s departure in the summer, with James Milner deputising in that position from the start against Watford.

If he does sign for the Reds in January, McCallum would spend the remainder of the season on loan at the Sky Blues, according to the report. Perhaps that shows the level of trust the league leaders have for a club who have produced the likes of Callum Wilson and James Maddison.

His form has been a factor in their league position, sitting just outside of the play-offs on goal difference at present. Indeed, as per Transfermarkt, he’s made 18 appearances at full-back this season, which indicates his importance to the side already.

He joined Coventry in the summer of 2018 with many top clubs impressed by his development in that time, with scouts from 20 sides watching him this season, according to 90min.

It’s a signing that makes a lot of sense given the Reds’ lack of depth at left-back, and their hectic fixture schedule as they continue to fight on all fronts this season and beyond.

Having signed the likes of Harvey Elliot and Sepp van der Berg over the course of the summer, it seems the club are continuing their focus on strengthening for the next generation, with their current crop champions of Europe and looking like they’ll finally conquer England again.

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