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Report: Liverpool ready to spend £26.9m on Junior Firpo

Liverpool are looking to sign backup for Andy Robertson after they released Alberto Moreno this summer and Mucho Deporte claim that the Reds are ready to spend £30m on Junior Firpo.

Robertson was the best left back in the Premier League last season and there is an argument to suggest that he’s been the best in the entire world over the last 12 months.

However, he’s not infallible and if he were to suffer an injury, it could prove costly for Liverpool if Jurgen Klopp and co. don’t sign adequate cover for him this summer.

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A few names have been linked with Liverpool but the most encouraging is the suggestions from Spain that Junior Firpo is a player that could move to Anfield this summer.

Sport claims that he has a £44.7million release clause in his contract but now Mucho Deporte indicate that Liverpool might try their luck with a €30million (£26.9m) bid.

They do add that Michael Edwards is open to the idea of using Divock Origi as a makeweight but the player’s wage demands are an issue for Betis and given that Liverpool want to extend his contract, it seems unlikely that he’s being offered to anyone.

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Firpo just won the U21 European Championship and is a hot commodity. His potential makes him the ideal player to succeed Robertson as the club’s left back in a few years.

He would arrive at Liverpool with the opportunity to win silverware and make his name in the Premier League. Robertson’s consistent excellence will likely see his game time limited but he will certainly play more than Alberto Moreno.

With Liverpool set to take part in seven competitions this season, Firpo will need to play his part in ensuring that Robertson doesn’t suffer from fatigue as the Reds look to win as many trophies as possible this season.

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