Liverpool have been keeping West Ham United defender Nayef Aguerd on their radar, according to GOAL.
As per Neil Jones’ report, the emergence of the Morocco international at the east London club hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are seemingly admirers of the 26-year-old, whose rise to prominence was aided by his excellent performances at the World Cup out in Qatar.
The Hammers only signed Aguerd last summer, having arrived from French side Rennes in a deal worth £30m.
His current contract runs until the summer of 2027.
Liverpool eyeing move for Aguerd
Having suffered a severe ankle injury as soon as he arrived at the London Stadium, Aguerd has only made 13 appearances for West Ham – only eight of which have come in the Premier League.
Since coming into the side, the Moroccan has impressed at the back, ranking as the second-best Irons player in the top-flight.
Proving he is more than capable of performing at the highest level, Liverpool have been keeping tabs on the centre-back.
With Joel Matip and Joe Gomez struggling at points this term, worries have emerged surrounding the club’s options in the position.
Ibrahima Konate has also struggled with injuries lately, making this worry even more prevalent.
As a result, the Reds may look to sign Aguerd in the summer.
Hailed by BBC pundit Gary Lineker as ‘exceptional’, West Ham captain Declan Rice has also been impressed by the defender’s quality, claiming he is a ‘massive’ player.
Therefore, with such obvious pedigree, Klopp could explore a transfer in the summer.