Not Sakho/Moreno – English Clubs Battle Over Signing Liverpool Defender

Newly-promoted Brighton and Hove Albion could turn to Liverpool’s array of talented youngsters as they eye up a productive summer transfer window ahead of their first season in the Premier League.

Teams coming up from the Championship often pose as ideal temporary homes for highly-regarded youth prospects seeking regular first team football and experience in England’s top flight. This has thereby also seen Huddersfield Town, managed by Jurgen Klopp’s close friend David Wagner, and Newcastle, led by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez, emerge as potentially helpful projects for Liverpool to make use of.

Brighton look set to live up to such a trend by making a move for Reds defender Joe Gomez, according to The Argus.

It seems unlikely Klopp will let the 20-year-old leave permanently having continued to express his admiration for a prospect he clearly considers as part of his plans on Merseyside.

Gomez arrived at Anfield back in 2015 following a summer move from Charlton, only to see an impressive start to life at the club cruelly brought to a halt by a season-ending knee injury.

After coming through a lengthy recover period, he subsequently returned to training in October 2016 and was greeted by rapturous applause from his teammates. Gomez has also been subject to interest from Bournemouth yet there has been nothing to suggest Klopp has any intentions of letting the player leave.