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Report: Liverpool Interested In Signing German Defender As Cover For Robertson

Report: Liverpool Interested In Signing German Defender As Cover For Robertson

As we enter the home straight of the summer transfer window, the lack of activity at Anfield is starting to worry some supporters. The club may have just had a fantastic season, but some feel that a couple of new recruits will be key if they are to go one step further in the Premier League in the 19/20 campaign.

Jurgen Klopp has hinted that there are no big money signings on the horizon, but you get the sense that Liverpool are working on a couple of deals behind the scenes.

There are a few positions where The Reds could do with increasing their depth, and left back is certainly one of them. With Alberto Moreno now gone, Andy Robertson is the only specialist left back in the squad.

While others such as James Milner and Joe Gomez could cover there if necessary, an injury to the Scot could prove disastrous. Considering this, it is unsurprising that Liverpool are looking at bringing in another player in that position.

Spanish outlet SPORT are reporting that the Premier League side are interested in Augsburg's Philipp Max. The 25-year old would cost somewhere in the region of €20million.

A three-cap Germany international, Max plays primarily at left back, but is versatile enough to cover a number of positions. He can also play on the left of midfield, or an even more attacking role on occasion.

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They will face competition from Barcelona for his signature, who are also on the lookout for cover at left back.

The Augsburg man would be a decent addition to the squad, and seems like the calibre of player Liverpool would be most likely to recruit in the coming weeks.

Improving on their first choice XI would prove to be a difficult, and expensive, proposition. With Oxlade-Chamberlain fully fit once again, and the likes of Naby Keita having a full season under his belt, it appears Jurgen Klopp is fairly happy with his lot for the upcoming season.

Cover in defence and a versatile attacking player could be a possibility, but only if the deal is right.

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Gary Connaughton

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