Liverpool interested in signing exciting centre-back Leny Yoro

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Liverpool are interested in signing Lille central defender Leny Yoro in the near future, but Manchester United and Chelsea are also in the mix.

The Reds only signed midfielders during the summer transfer window, with Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch all added to the squad.

It has made a huge difference, with Jurgen Klopp suddenly having a lot more quality and energy in the middle of the park, but it could be time to look at defensive reinforcements next.

While Liverpool are performing better in that area than they did last season, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are both 32 now, while Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez have been dogged by injuries throughout their respective careers.

According to a report from Spain, the Reds are keen on snapping up Lille centre-back Yoro, seeing him as an exciting option for the future.

The 17-year-old has already become an established first-team player for his current club, already starting seven matches in Ligue 1 so far this season.

United and Chelsea are providing stiff competition for Liverpool, however, so it won’t be easy to entice Yoro to Anfield in one of the upcoming transfer windows.

Our thoughts on Liverpool making a move for Yoro…

While Yoro is unlikely to join the Reds as an immediate key man, considering he is still only 17 years of age, the fact that he is such a highly thought-of defender makes him an enormous exciting long-term option.

Klopp has some exceptional young players at his disposal, whether it be Jarell Quansah in defence, Stefan Bajcetic and Harvey Elliot or Ben Doak in attack, and the Lille starlet could be another individual who represents the future on Merseyside.

Liverpool arguably look like a more exciting proposition than United and Chelsea at the moment, with neither of their rivals exactly thriving on and off the pitch, and that could give them an advantage when it comes to signing him.

A two-footed player who possesses quality on the ball and good out-and-out defensive attributes – he has a 90.6% pass completion rate and has averaged 3.1 clearances per game in Ligue 1 this season – he ticks all the boxes when it comes to being a great young acquisition for the Reds.

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