According to reports, Liverpool is seriously considering pursuing Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi this summer.
Even though they have played one more game than Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp’s team is now leading the Premier League by five points.
In addition, the Merseyside giants have the best defensive record in the league, giving up 18 goals in 21 games; yet, rumours of roster changes for the conclusion of the season continue.
While a lot of attention is focused on Mohamed Salah’s future—the Egypt international only has 18 months left on his contract—Jurgen Klopp still prioritises finding a new centre back.
Joel Matip’s future is unknown since he has a major knee injury that will keep him out of action until 2024–2025 and his contract expires in June.
But if Matip’s services are kept, Klopp would already be aware that he would have to start the next season with two centre defenders who are 33 years old (Virgil van Dijk being the other).
Younger options, who have the potential to be defensive stalwarts for years to come, have thus been linked to a transfer to Liverpool, where they would face competition from players like Jarell Quansah and Ibrahima Konate.
The Mirror claims that when Liverpool finally decides on their top defensive target, they could choose to go for Guehi.
After leaving Chelsea in 2021, the 23-year-old has had great success at Palace and has established himself as a mainstay in the England team throughout that time.
During his two and a half years at Selhurst Park, Guehi has made 106 appearances overall, scoring five goals and dishing out two assists while establishing himself as Palace’s main man.
However, given that the Eagles are now in the bottom half of the Premier League standings, it is very improbable that he would extend his contract into 2026.
It has previously been suggested that a player who has also been linked to a move to Manchester United would fetch a cost of about £60 million.
Although it seems very improbable that the Blues would contemplate selling a player who has maintained a regular berth in the starting lineup since returning from a loan with Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool has reportedly had a long-standing interest in Chelsea’s Levi Colwill.