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Report: Anderlecht defender Marco Kana dreams of playing for Liverpool

Anderlecht defender Marco Kana has been quoted admitting he has ambitions of playing for Premier League champions Liverpool.

Kana, 18, told Walfoot: “Later, I would first like to play abroad in a top or sub-top club. And then in the best English teams, preferably in the English top five.

“Currently, I prefer Liverpool. They really dominate everything.”

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – NOVEMBER 24 : Marco Kana defender of Anderlecht during the Jupiler Pro League match between RSC Anderlecht and Kv Kortrijk on November 24, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium, 24/11/2019 ( Photo by Jimmy Bolcina/ Photonews via Getty Images)

If Liverpool are indeed to pursue a move for the talented teenager who has publically showcased his desire to play at Anfield in the near future, they should expect competition from one of their Premier League counterparts.

According to Calciomercato, Southampton are also interested in securing the talents of the in-demand defender.

The report claims that Southampton already have sent out scouts to watch Kana, with the Belgium under-21 international capable of playing either centre-back or holding midfield.

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Kana is currently learning under the tutelage of one of the best in the business when it comes to defending, Vincent Kompany.

The former Manchester City captain sees a young version of himself in Daka, which is a scary proposition given Kompany went on to become one of the finest centre-backs the Premier League has ever seen.

Kana has already clocked up five appearances in Kompany’s senior set-up this season and was even-handed the captaincy during pre-season.

He is particularly versatile and is capable of holding down numerous positions which is of particular value to Jurgen Klopp who takes pride in bringing in players of sufficient quality.

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What RTK has to say

Kana is already valued at £4.05 by Transfermarkt and is under contract with the Belgian giants until 2025. The fact he has signed two contract extensions in the space of four months suggests Anderlecht would only be looking at entering the negotiating table if a substantial offer was put forward.

The possibility of Liverpool adding Kana in January looks increasingly slim, especially amid reports from David Ornstein of The Athletic that Klopp has no intention of entering the winter market to bolster in that position or any other.

Although these situations can indeed change and Liverpool have shown flexibility in the past, the English champions are not prone to knee-jerk reactions and do not anticipate abandoning their sustained transfer model that is heavily based on determining factors such as plausibility and price.

While it is not impossible that a summer scenario is brought forward to January if the need and availability match-up, but at the moment unless Kana is considered a priority deal, the main focus at present is on finding and developing internal defensive solutions such as Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips.

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