Liverpool may hold off on any interest in Ben White, according to a report. The Reds could lean towards a ‘long-term view’.
This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They say that Liverpool could well decide to take a ‘long-term view’ when it comes to signing defenders.
The report goes on to mention Brighton defender Ben White, who the Daily Star believe would cost £40m. Why Liverpool’s ‘eyes are likely to stay on’ the player this season, a January transfer may not be on the agenda.
Instead, Liverpool would lean into the ‘considered’ approach of waiting for the end of the season. That way, the Reds could make sure they sign the best long-term option, rather than jumping the gun to bring someone in quickly.
There is a need, after all, after Virgil van Dijk was likely ruled out for the season. But how deep that need goes is up to argument. If Jurgen Klopp and co. decide the need isn’t that great, then we won’t see a January arrival.
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What RTK has to say
No, it’s not the exciting approach. It’s even a slightly frustrating approach as it’s difficult to see how Liverpool compete to their full potential with only Joel Matip and Joe Gomez as recognised centre-halves.
But is it a surprising approach? No. Liverpool are always very careful in how they do transfers and take very few risks. People were frustrated when they opted to sign no one after winning the Champions League, and yet they went on to win the title.
So we’d certainly trust everyone involved when it comes to this decision, even if the outcome isn’t what we’d necessarily want.