Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi as he looks to solve Liverpool’s left-back problem, according to reports.
The German tactician, who has deployed James Milner in the role for the majority of the season after growing impatient at the performances from Alberto Moreno, has earmarked Amavi as his primary target, according to Foot Mercato.
Despite suffering relegation to the Championship last season, the 22-year-old remains a popular figure at Villa Park having arrived from French side Nice last year in a deal rumoured to be worth £9million.
While he started the season as the second-choice left-back behind Aly Cissokho, Amavi has become a regular under Steve Bruce and has impressed with his recent displays.
Liverpool should consider a January bid for the Aston Villa defender, who showed great signs of quality before picking up a long-term injury last season. The young defender could be the perfect answer to Jurgen Klopp’s defence and the Reds are in desperate need of a new left-back. James Milner has done a great job in the full-back position, but is not a long-term solution, while Alberto Moreno has failed to deliver at Anfield. Amavi is an exciting prospect who proved in a brief spell that he is good enough for the Premier League. Klopp is keen to have a youthful balance to his Liverpool side and 22-year-old Amavi could be a good fit for the Merseyside club.