Liverpool are considering a move in signing Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his back four for the 2016/17 season. The 22-year-old came up through the ranks of the Whites' youth setup and after several loan spells away from Elland Road, the defender has returned to the squad in 2014.
Taylor impressed in the 2015/16 season and has made 43 appearances for the Championship side. He has impressed in the left-back position and his brilliant display saw him bag Leeds' Player of the Year award.
According to The Sun, the Merseyside club are looking to land the full-back in the summer transfer window. Klopp allowed Jose Enrique to leave Anfield in May and that leaves him with Alberto Moreno and Joe Gomez as the two first choice left-backs in the squad.
The Spaniard's errors have been costly for Liverpool and one of them came during the Europa League final defeat to Sevilla. The former Borussia Dortmund manager wants to bring in a player who can challenge Moreno for the left-back position and has turned his attention towards the Leeds star.
Liverpool are not the only Premier League club interested in his services. The report also claims Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace are all keen on securing his services.
Taylor's contract with his current employers will run down after the end of the upcoming campaign. He has the same agent as Sam Byram, who left Leeds and joined West Ham United in January after his representative fell out with the club owner Massimo Cellino.
Cellino fears Taylor is unlikely to sign a contract extension and could leave his current employers.
"Charlie is going to be a problem, I think his agent is the same as Sam (Byram). Taylor doesn't return the call," Cellino told the Daily Mail.