15 Jul 2016

Deal close? Carra claims Klopp wants 'unbelievable' £10m sensation who'd like Liverpool transfer

The Ben Chilwell rumours simply refuse to die, and according to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, Jurgen Klopp is actively trying to sign the Leicester City full-back.

Last month, multiple The Express claimed:

"Jurgen Klopp wants Chilwell to challenge for the left-back role at Anfield [and] Liverpool have been told [by Leicester] they will have to pay £10m".

Chilwell reportedly wants a move to Anfield), and it looks like he may ultimately get his wish. Speaking to the Daily Post today, Carra claimed:

“They [Liverpool] are looking at Ben Chilwell. He is someone who could come in and challenge Moreno. It is certainly a position Liverpool need to fill".

Some info about Chilwell:

* Left-back. Graduated from Leicester's academy. Current contract expires: 2016.

* 3 senior appearances for Leicester City (in domestic cup competitions). No league appearances.

* Jun 2015: Won Leicester's 'Academy Player of the Year' award.

* Jan 2016: Claudio Ranieri raved: "He [Chilwell] was fantastic [Against Spurs]. If you think our left flank was 18 and 19, it was unbelievable".

I remain unenthused at the prospect of Alberto Moreno being replaced by a 19-year old with only 3 senior appearances to his name, but considering the fact Man United paid £28m for Luke Shaw, £10m is a comparatively fair price for an overhyped Brit. Is Chilwell an upgrade on Moreno? I don't see how that's possible:

* Moreno: 24 Years old, with over 150 appearances in two of Europe's best leagues (La Liga and the Prem). 3 appearances for the Spain national team. Europa League winner with Sevilla. Already settled/proven in the Premier League.

* Chilwell: 19-year old who's never played in the Prem. Only 3 senior games to his name. Nothing to justify the ridiculous hype.

Moreno has defensive issues, but even with his recklessness, and positional indiscipline, the Spaniard is still light years ahead of Chilwell (in terms of development and experience).

For some fans, Moreno appears to be a lost cause, but it must be possible to coach the bad habits out of him? If not, then a left-back of comparable (or increased) experience is required, not a teenager who'll pose very little real threat to Moreno's position.


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