Liverpool are still interested in securing the signing of Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill this summer, according to a new update that has emerged.
The 20-year-old is seen as a centre-back with a massive future in the game, having shone on loan at Brighton last season, making 17 appearances in the Premier League.
Colwill has also excelled on the international stage recently, winning the European Championships with England’s Under-21s, and he could even force his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans for Euro 2024.
Liverpool have been constantly linked with a move for the Chelsea man this summer, with Jurgen Klopp seeing him as an outstanding candidate to add to his defence.
A new centre-back is needed, following poor showings from Joel Matip and Joe Gomez in 2022/23, and a new update suggests that Colwill is still very much on the Reds’ radar.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool remain keen on signing the English starlet this summer, even though Chelsea are clearly reluctant to let him leave:
“Liverpool remain interested in Chelsea centre-back Levi Colwill, sources have told Football Insider. The Merseysiders are prioritising deals for central midfielders and a central defender with the start of the 2023-24 campaign on the horizon.
“A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Liverpool “would love” to prise Colwill, 20, away from Chelsea this summer following his successful breakthrough on loan at Brighton last term.
“However, it is believed a deal will not be straightforward with the Blues desperate to keep hold of their academy graduate.”
Our thoughts on the latest Colwill to Liverpool update…
Liverpool really should do all they can to try Colwill in the summer window, even though he clearly wouldn’t arrive on the cheap, and Chelsea are going to battle for their lives to retain his services.
The centre-back is someone with the potential to be a future starter for England, looking such a class act both in and out of possession, not to mention being lauded as someone with a “fantastic career ahead of him” by former Huddersfield Town teammate Lewis O’Brien.
The fact that Klopp is seemingly so interested in signing Colwill, despite his lack of experience, says a lot about his ability, and Liverpool could have the centre of their defence sorted for years to come if he joins to partner Ibrahima Konate at the back.
It is hard to see Chelsea budging, however, especiallty considering the Reds are direct rivals, so they may have to look elsewhere for an ideal alternative, such as Sporting CP’s Goncalo Inacio, for example.