This summer there will be a lot of ins and outs at Anfield. Michael Edwards will be doing his best Del Boy impression as he offloads deadwood at extortionate prices, there will inevitably be replacements brought in. With Dejan Lovren rumoured to be heading for the exit door, Paul Robinson has backed Liverpool to sign Ben White from Brighton.
Ben White has had an impressive season for Leeds United in the Championship.
The young centre back is on loan at the Yorkshire side for the season and has been one of the anchors of their promotion charge.
The 22-year-old has made 37 appearances this season, making him an ever present for Leeds United.
In this time he has registered two assists and won 2.8 aerial duels per 90, his pass completion of 85.3% is also testament to how comfortable he is on the ball in a possession based side.
The promising defender has been linked with a number of sides due to his impressive form in the Championship, Paul Robinson believes Liverpool should be in for Ben White, telling Football Insider:
“They’re looking at Ben White at Leeds, Brighton will want him back.
“He has had a fantastic season and I suspect Liverpool would look at him to play alongside Van Dijk, and or Gomez.
“Lovren has not had a lot of game time but he is improved. If he leaves they will be looking at somebody like Ben White to come in.”
What RTK has to say
If Dejan Lovren does leave the club in the summer then a decision would have to be made: do we sign another defender or promote Sepp Van Den Berg?
The Dutchman is just 18-years-old, it would be a big decision to ask him to step up to fourth choice in the first team.
Ben White would be a more reliable and sensible choice for our backup centre back, he could start in our cup games alongside Joel Matip and eventually play alongside Joe Gomez further down the line.
This move makes sense and would do a lot of good in the long term.