Jurgen Klopp eyes surprise bid for 22-year-old Leicester City key player

Liverpool are reportedly ready to battle Premier League title rivals Manchester City for the signature of Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell this summer.

Man City are in the market for a left-back due to the persistent injuries suffered by Benjamin Mendy since his arrival at the club, with Chilwell understood to be near the top of their list.

Liverpool, meanwhile, have Andrew Robertson as their first-choice left-back but are looking for someone to provide competition for the Scot should Alberto Moreno leave as expected this summer.

Calciomercato reports that Jurgen Klopp has identified Chilwell as a possible target, having been impressed with the 22-year-old’s form this season.

Current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers recently admitted that he tried to sign Chilwell during his time as Liverpool manager, but he is now keen to keep hold of the England international.

Chilwell only signed a new contract with the club in October, keeping him tied to the King Power Stadium until 2024.