Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking at signing Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell, according to Jamie Carragher. The 19-year-old came up through the ranks of the Foxes youth system and spent a brief spell of last season on loan at Huddersfield Town.
The left-back is attracting interest from the Merseyside club, while their league rivals Arsenal are also looking at the option of securing his signature, reports the Mirror. It is believed the Reds have managed to beat the Gunenrs in the race for the teenage defender.
According to The Telegraph, Liverpool made a £7m ($9.2m) bid for Chilweel, which was turned down by the Premier League champions. Leicester are seeking for a fee of £10m ($13.2m) if they have to part ways with their player, who has one year left on his contract at the King Power Stadium.
"I am still hoping they (Liverpool) will bring a couple of players in, maybe at left-back, maybe one in midfield," Carragher was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
"I think they (Liverpool) are looking at a young lad from Leicester – Ben Chilwell – he is someone who could come in and challenge (Alberto) Moreno (at left-back), but it is certainly a position Liverpool need to fill."
Liverpool finished eighth in the table in the 2015/16 season and also suffered a defeat at the hands of Sevilla in the Europa League final. The Anfield club will be without European football for next season and Carragher claims this should help Klopp's side to make it to the top four.
"But I think the fact that Liverpool haven't got European football this season will be a massive help to Jurgen Klopp and the players and it gives them a great chance of getting into the top four," the Anfield favourite explained.
"With Jurgen Klopp, you can see the way he wants his teams to play, the way they train, training is a big part of that and getting the sort of stamina levels and fitness levels, ready to go and play at a weekend.
"That was the problem for them last season, they couldn't train properly because they had so many games. You are either recovering or building up to a game so you can't put the training in that you want."