Liverpool were reportedly confident in luring Levi Colwill away from Chelsea amid news that the defender will sign a new contract with the west London side.

According to the Athletic, the Reds believed they had the capacity to bring the 20-year-old defender to Merseyside this summer amid weeks of speculation over Colwill’s future at Chelsea.

However, this week has seen the England youth international make the bombshell decision to sign a six-year contract with Chelsea, keeping Colwill at Stamford Bridge until 2029.

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Lauded by Huddersfield Town official Leigh Bromby as an ‘unbelievable’, Colwill is one of the best defensive talents in England and a player who Chelsea now personally think can become one of the best centre-backs in the world.

And Colwill rejecting Liverpool to stay in west London is a big testament to how much faith Chelsea are now ready to put in the 20-year-old, who could start against the Reds on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

Indeed, Liverpool were always in for a battle to sign Colwill this summer, and this latest update all-but confirms that the defender won’t be leaving Chelsea anytime soon.

Liverpool should have pushed harder to sign Colwill this window

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Colwill has all the makings of becoming a world-class defender in the years to come, and Liverpool are likely aware that they should have pushed harder to sign the defender this summer.

A left-sided centre-back could have been a dream addition for Liverpool this window, especially one as young and as exciting as Colwill. Yet the Reds’ fumbled the move, with the end result now a damming one.

There could have been a real chance of Colwill joining Liverpool had the Anfield side pushed hard enough to sign the defender. Yet the lack of activity has now handed Chelsea the win for this race, and in a big way too.

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