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Liverpool keen to sign 'future England star' Levi Colwill who could unlock new Trent Alexander-Arnold role

Liverpool keen to sign 'future England star' Levi Colwill who could unlock new Trent Alexander-Arnold role

It could be transformative for Alexander-Arnold.

Liverpool want to sign Levi Colwill from Chelsea this summer, it has been claimed.

The Reds have endured a tumultuous season. The club are eighth in the Premier League, some 12 points adrift of a Champions League spot with just nine games still to play.

Having also long been eliminated from all three cup competitions, Liverpool are planning a major squad rebuild in the summer.

Of course, it emerged this week that the Reds had ended the pursuit of Jude Bellingham, due to the transfer fee that will be required to sign the 19-year-old England player.

However, the Reds have been linked with a host of midfield alternatives including Brighton duo Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister as well as Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Conor Gallagher.

And another Blues player that the Reds may seek to bring in is Colwill, a highly-rated centre-back on loan at the Seagulls.

Colwill to Liverpool?

The Evening Standard claim Liverpool and Manchester City are ready to raid Chelsea for Colwill.

Premier League rivals are reportedly lining up moves for several Chelsea academy graduates amid a feeling the Blues will be forced into a fire sale of young players to meet FFP regulations.

Klopp and City boss Pep Guardiola want to rejuvenate their back lines this summer, having identified left-footer Colwill as a top target. Both sides are prepared to go head-to-head for the 20-year-old, who the Evening Standard labelled a “future England star.”

Colwill has impressed at Brighton this term and has been tipped for an England call-up ahead of Euro 2024.

He could also be a transformative presence for Trent Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool. While primarily a centre-back, Colwill has been known to operate at left-back too.

Given the Chelsea youngster is more defensively-minded than the Reds’ first choice Andrew Robertson, should Klopp play Colwill at left-back he could tuck in and allow Alexander-Arnold to play an ‘inverted full-back role’.

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Indeed this would ease the defensive strain on Alexander-Arnold, and allow the 24-year-old to thrive in the opposition half of the pitch.

Of course, while this is a potential option for the future, Colwill is primarily a centre-back, and that is likely where he would operate under Klopp.

The Blues star has only two years on his Chelsea contract and Todd Boehly has made it clear that he does not want players running down their deals. The American has insisted he is prepared to sell players to ensure that this does not happen.

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Topics: Football, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool, Levi Colwill, Manchester City, Chelsea

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