Liverpool Top Defender Transfer Targets This Summer 2023
Liverpool Defender Transfer Targets? Here, we look at the latest rumours and news about Liverpool transfer defender targets. We point out defenders and defensive footballers that are considered on top of the Liverpool defender transfer targets this winter list. So which footballers are the Liverpool FC defender transfer targets this summer? Watch & Bet Football Here =>
Liverpool Defender Transfer Targets
The Reds have signed Ibrahim Konate last summer from RB Leipzig last summer to replace Joe Gomez who struggled with serious injuries in the past two seasons. Gomez who currently has two years left on his contract is in talks with the club over a new contrat.
Liverpool owners should give Jurgen Klopp enough budget to secure some of the footballers on the Liverpool transfer targets list. All they have are young centre backs like Jones and Williams who are stll to play early in the league. So, even if Liverpool may be stocked up on centre-backs, they may need to replace one or two.
Additionally, Liverpool have had issues in the wing-back position. While they have Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, they need backups. They have addressed the situation this summer by signing Calvin Ramsay as a backup.
Liverpool signed midfielder Fabio Carvalho and also record signing Darwin Nunez – and now all is left for the Reds to find a suitable centre back.
So with a centre-back needed, and a potential overhaul in the wing-backs department needed, we will look at who should be on the Top 5 Liverpool defensive transfer targets this summer. Watch & Bet Football Here =>
Top 5 Liverpool Defender Transfer Targets
5. Declan Rice
The West Ham midfielder has witnessed a fantastic season with the club helping the Hammers reach the Europa League semi-final. He might be a good replacement for the Reds skipper Jordan Henderson. The former Chelsea academy player can also deploy as a centre-back if needed.
His performance for both club and country have seen him heavily linked with a host of Premier League clubs. But David Moyes values him at £150million and would do anything to keep him at the club for one more season at the least.
4. Kim Min-Jae
Kim Min-Jae of Napoli is reportedly a target for Liverpool, according Corriere dello Sport (via Paisley Gates).
With just Matip and Van Dijk being viable defensive choices, the Reds’ defensive battery has to be upgraded.
After Koulibaly left for Chelsea, the South Korean centre defender has excelled for the Italian team. To strengthen their backline, the Reds would also like to recruit the South Korean defender.
3. Antonio Silva
Liverpool is reportedly keeping an eye on Antonio Silva again, according to the Portuguese publication O Jogo (via Paisley Gates).
Multiple great European clubs have taken notice of the young defender, and the Reds are stepping up their efforts to recruit him.
Klopp may recruit the Eagles defender to reinforce his backline because he has already demonstrated his talent while playing for Benfica and Portugal’s national team.
However, if the Reds want to capture Silva’s services, they will need to exercise the centre-€100 back’s million release clause.
2. David Carmo
David Carmo could be the choice for Liverpool after losing the battle of Jules Kounde. Braga centre-back can boost the defence and he is just 22 so Liverpool can see future in him. Liverpool lead the race ahead of Manchester United, Tottenham, and Borussia Dortmund.
His is valued at around £20m, and his contract with the Portuguese club will end in June 2025. Carmo is a very Klopp-like player, who is able to play both at centre-back and in defensive midfield.
1. Nikola Milenkovic – Centre-back
Finally, number one on our Liverpool defender transfer targets is another Serie A man- Nikola Milenkovic. The Fiorentina centre-back has been one of club’s best players and one of Serie A’s best defenders.
Why should Liverpool sign Milenkovic?
Liverpool may need to look at signing a new centre-back depending on the situation with a few Liverpool defenders including Van Dijk who got injured last season. The Merseyside club have been heavily linked to Milenkovic in the past too. The Reds put in a bid for the Fiorentina centre-back last winter but a move never materialised. Watch & Bet Football Here =>
Why is Milenkovic is so highly-rated?
Milenkovic is one of the top defenders in the world right now though and he’s 24 years old, so he could be the future prospect. This is a steal deal for a defender who has proved time and again.
Milenkovic featured 37 times for Serbia and plays for Serie A team Fiorentina at club level. Last season, he made 39 appearances to help them finish seventh in the table and reach the Coppa Italia semis.
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