Liverpool set to fight with Barcelona for the signature of £28m La Liga defender

Liverpool have been linked with Sevilla’s 22-year-old Clement Lenglet, who played the full 90 of our heartbreaking 3-3 draw last week.

The defender is left-footed and is most comfortable playing as the left-sided centre-half, although he also has experience at left-back. This makes him a prime candidate to replace Dejan Lovren long-term, with the Croat to the left of Joel Matip when everyone’s fit.

The Daily Mail name Liverpool as an interested party, alongside Arsenal, Barcelona and both Manchester clubs – proving how highly rated the Frenchman is.

Lenglet has a very affordable £28m release-clause, which is likely the reason why so many high-profile clubs are keeping tabs on him.

He’s incredibly smooth on the ball and has excellent composure, something our backline currently lacks.

We rate Lenglet from what we’ve seen of him so far, but in truth, reckon Jurgen Klopp has eyes only for Virgil van Dijk following the summer transfer saga.

The Southampton powerhouse has phenomenal physical traits, something Lenglet currently does not, and is a real leader to boot.

It’d be a big ask for a 22-year-old Frenchman to come in and marshall our backline immediately and sufficiently.

He’d be a nice addition, providing a more experienced defender is also on the radar.