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Report: Liverpool eye double swoop for Brighton's White and Bissouma

According to The Sunday Mirror, Liverpool have turned their attention to Brighton and Hove Albion duo Ben White and Yves Bissouma.

It’s claimed that the English champions could look for a double swoop on two of Graham Potter’s most integral players.

Centre back White has been considered a prime target for Liverpool with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both currently nursing long-term injuries while Joel Matip was forced off against Fulham on Sunday.

The Sunday World back up these reports after it emerged that Liverpool were prepared to shift their January plans as a result of Matip’s injury, and that White is considered the top candidate to come in.

The 23-year-old is relatively young and has Premier League experience. According to the Sunday World, White could be made available to Liverpool in the coming weeks.

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Meanwhile, Klopp has also received glowing reports about Bissouma, who was arguably Brighton’s most impressive performer in the 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium last month.

Bissouma won eight tackles in the game – that wasn’t just the most but twice as many as anyone else. He did it at an 89% success rate, too, as he failed just once.

On the opposite side of the game, Bissouma completed three dribbles. He was one of only two players in the game to do this, but it gets better than that.

The 24-year-old is an impressive ball carrier and could be a potential replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum – whose contract runs up at the end of the season.

One thing that is certain, the pair will not come cheaply if Liverpool look to swoop for both Brighton players.

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According to The Star, Brighton would demand at least £40 million for White while Bissouma cost the Seagulls £15 million in 2018.

Liverpool would be looking at a potential £75 million investment if they were prepared to sanction deals for both players.

As The Athletic previously reported, if the need and availability match up, then Liverpool could be prepared to bring forward a summer situation to January.

Recent events may have intensified a cause to do so.

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