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Liverpool linked with £20m-rated defender Ben White

Liverpool are chasing 22-year-old Brighton defender Ben White according to reports.

The centre back is currently on loan at Leeds United and has looked great during his short stay at Elland Road According to the Argus Liverpool are hoping to secure a £20m deal for the defender.

White is relatively unknown to most Liverpool fans, so let’s look at exactly why he is being courted by the Reds.

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Since moving on loan to Leeds, White has established himself at the heart of the Marcelo Bielsa’s defence.

Leeds currently boast the best defensive record in the league having conceded just seven goals. The young defender has played a pivotal role in that back line. He has started 10 of 11 Championship games since joining the club.

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His standout performances earned him the league’s Player of the Month award in August.

White is a ball-playing defender known for his calmness in possession. He primarily operates from centre-back but can be used at right-back and his signing would bring an added versatility to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

Dejan Lovren looks set to leave Anfield in January and the club appear to have already found his replacement.

Liverpool may be serious about White but they have a fight on their hands with Brighton determined to keep the young prospect.

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