Levi Colwill is apparently being followed by Liverpool in preparation for a summer transfer.
The coaching staff of the Reds apparently retained a lasting image of the Chelsea loanee, who is now playing for Brighton & Hove Albion, after seeing him up close a few weeks ago.
The two giants are looking for a left-sided defender and believe Colwill, who can play at left-sided center-back, on the left of a back three, or at left-back, fits the bill, according to Football Insider, who also claimed that Arsenal are keeping an eye on the youngster.
The young player is thought to have severely impressed the coaches at Anfield, notably when he played against them on January 14 in Brighton’s 3-0 league victory.
Colwill’s current loan with Brighton expires in the summer without a p𝚞rchase option, and it is anticipated that Chelsea will be hesitant to release him on a permanent basis.
Samuel Iling-Junior, a former teammate from Chelsea’s youth program, is a huge fan and told The Athletic that Levi Colwill is someone to watch in the future. He is simply solid. When he makes those passes and steps out from the back, he’s always had that good left foot and swagger.
Looking back at the 20-year-performance old’s in that blowout at the Amex Stadium against Liverpool, it’s understandable why the Reds’ coaching staff was pleased.
Colwill completed 89 passes that afternoon, more than any other player who played that day, and prevailed in 75% of his battles. He also used his forward movement to good effect, making two crucial passes and giving his team one “huge chance” (according to Sofascore).
If he relocated to Anfield, he would also fill a void. According to Transfermarkt, all five of Jurgen Klopp’s senior center backs are right-footed, whereas the Chelsea gem is left-footed and might hence improve balance on that side of the defense.
If this rumor is to be believed, Liverpool’s biggest challenge may be convincing his parent club, the Blues, to sell given their apparent unwillingness to let him go permanently.
Official: LFC agree to land summer move for 25 y/o called ‘one of Europe’s top midfielders’
According to a recent rumor, Liverpool is ‘plotting a move’ for Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans during the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Tielemans on the move?
The 25-year-old has had a fantastic run at the King Power Stadium, making 187 appearances and making history by scoring the game-winning goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final in 2021.
Despite playing in 23 of the Foxes’ 25 Premier League games this season and remaining a crucial player, Tielemans has been linked with a summer transfer away from the club.
Liverpool has recently been rumo𝚞red to sign the Belgian, and their interest in him doesn’t appear to be waning.
The Latest: Liverpool linked with signing
Football Insider claims that the Reds are “plotting a move” for Tielemans, whose contract with Leicester expires at the end of the current campaign.
With the midfielder available on a free transfer, Liverpool believes the deal to be of “tremendous value,” but they do face “strong competition” from clubs in both England and throughout Europe.
The Verdict: Ideal midfield quality
There is no doubt that Jurgen Klopp‘s midfield needs a major rebuild this summer, with doubts surrounding the long-term worth of the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago, James Milner, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
At least three new midfielders need to come in and Tielemans could be the perfect signing, possessing the all-round game Klopp will want, having scored three goals and averaged 2.1 tackles per game in the league this season.
The 58-cap Belgium international is both hugely experienced and still relatively young – Brendan Rodgers has called him ‘one of Europe’s top midfielders’ – and his quality and legs could help transform Liverpool’s ailing midfield.
In truth, there aren’t many negatives regarding the Reds signing the Leicester maestro – if the move doesn’t work out, they won’t have paid a fee for his services – and he has proven over 143 Premier League outings that he can excel in the English top flight, unlike some other possible targets.
Liverpool fans ran into the field and collided with Robertson, making Klopp ᴀɴɢʀʏ
Coach Jurgen Klopp was furious when a Liverpool fan ran into the field to celebrate Roberto Firmino’s goal and crashed into Andy Robertson.
On Sunday night at a frantic Anfield, the Reds roared to one of their greatest victories ever, putting seven goals past their bitter rivals. Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, and Darwin Nunez, the starting front three, each scored twice, and Roberto Firmino added the winning goal with a few seconds left.
The Red Devils put on a truly embarrassing defensive performance, and many of them lost all composure as the second half went on and they continued to allow six goals to be scored. It was one of Liverpool’s most well-known outcomes in the team’s history.
Not long after being substituted, Firmino scored Liverpool’s 7-0 victory over Man United. The celebration of the Brazilian striker was cut shorter than usual because an extremist fan escaped through the security fence and ran down to the field to “congratulate” the players.
The fan entered the field and bumped into Robertson, raising concerns that the left-back — who played flawlessly the entire game — might be hurt. At the sound of the full-time whistle, Robertson was able to survive the final few minutes and bask in the admiration of the Anfield faithful.
Witnessing this scene, Klopp was extremely angry. He yelled at the fan for his excessive enthusiasm which could lead to serious ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ to his beloved student, one of the best players at Anfield last night. There was soon a beaming grin across his face as he ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ a truly astonishing result for his side, who have struggled throughout the season but sent an emphatic reminder that form is temporary and class is permanent.
After the game, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said on Sky Sports, “It’s a fantastic day for everyone. “The players all displayed excellent performance levels. The energy levels were evidently back.
“We have shown recently we are on the path back. It’s a big win but we need to concentrate on the next game. I’m really happy for Mo [Salah]. He dedicates his life to football. He is the first one in and the first one out.”
For post-game media duties, Salah teamed up with Henderson and remarked: “To triumph in a game like that is very special. To remain modest and succeed in our games, we must. We’re hoping it will give us a strong push. I won’t lie; it’s very unique. It is incredible that they did it today against Manchester United.”
It was a rare moment of anxiety for the German strategist, on the day that his students played sublime to crush arch-rival Man United 7 goals without removing. An enormous boost to their efforts to bounce back from a dismal first two-thirds of the season and finish in the Champions League spots comes from Liverpool’s extraordinary victory over United. The Reds moved up to fifth in the standings, passing Newcastle, and if they defeat Tottenham in their remaining match, they will move into the top four. While United is 14 points behind leaders Arsenal with one game left to play, they may have to concede defeat in the title race.
Manchester United was destroyed 7-0 by Liverpool, shattering previous records in the process. Prior to their Anfield annihilation, United still had a remote chance of contending for the Premier League title. From Mohammed Salah becoming the Reds’ all-time leading Premier League scorer to statisticians scrambling to find United’s worst defeats ever in the archives.
Liverpool: Alisson 7; Alexander-Arnold 7, Konate 7, Van Dijk 7, Robertson 9; Henderson 8, Fabinho 7, Elliott 7; Salah 9, Gakpo 9, Nunez 9Sub: Firmino 8Man United: De Gea 5; Dalot 4, Varane 4, Lisandro 4, Shaw 3; Casemiro 4, Fred 6; Antony 4, Bruno Fernandes 3, Rashford 4; Weghorst 5.