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Jarrad Branthwaite spotted in deep discussion with Liverpool player amid Anfield transfer speculation

Jarrad Branthwaite spotted in deep discussion with Liverpool player amid Anfield transfer speculation

Liverpool recorded a Merseyside derby victory over Everton on Saturday

Everton star Jarrad Branthwaite was spotted in deep conversation with a Liverpool player amid Anfield transfer rumours.

On Saturday afternoon, Liverpool were victorious against local rivals Everton thanks to two goals from Mohamed Salah.

However, the Reds’ victory came with controversy as the Toffees were left angered by the referee’s failure to show Ibrahima Konate a second yellow card in the second half.

On the back of the victory, Liverpool posted a video on YouTube which gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the Merseyside derby victory.

After the final whistle, Everton centre-back Branthwaite was spotted chatting to Liverpool star Havey Elliott.

The 21-year-old was then spotted sharing an embrace with Cody Gakpo, the pair played together during Branthwaite’s spell with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.

Over the summer transfer window, it was widely reported that Liverpool were looking to sign a young centre-back to provide more depth in Jurgen Klopp’s defensive department.

Earlier in the year, the Daily Mail reported that Liverpool were one of many clubs keeping an eye on Branthwaite after sending scouts to watch him in action for PSV.


Apart from Liverpool, the likes of AS Roma and Manchester United were also linked with the Everton star.

In what would be a hugely controversial and unlikely transfer, Branthwaite could become the first player since Abel Xavier in 2002 to swap Everton for Liverpool.

Although Branthwaite has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park, the England U21 international recently signed a new four-year deal with Everton.

He said: “To sign this new contract was to show the commitment I have for the Club and show how much it means to me to play for Everton.”

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Featured Image Credit: Getty/YouTube@LiverpoolFC

Topics: Liverpool, Everton, Football