According to information courtesy of le10sport, Liverpool have ‘contacted‘ Paris-Saint Germain defender Thomas Meunier – with manager Jurgen Klopp recently being ‘positioned‘ to take advantage of the 28-year-old’s unrest in the French capital.
The 6ft 3 colossus, who started 14 Ligue 1 matches for PSG before they were awarded the league crown, has been touted with a move away due to difficulties agreeing over a contract extension – with club sporting director Leonardo apparently failing to initiate negotiations as per this report.
Should Liverpool sign Meunier on a free?
Yes, nothing to lose really
No, Williams is more than capable
Now, with Meunier’s current deal expiring at the end of June, he appears free to choose a different team – and Klopp’s Reds look as if they wish to take full advantage and snap up the 28-year-old.
Indeed, le10sport claim that our club have already contacted the right-back recently over a move, potentially as back up to Trent Alexander-Arnold in preparation for next campaign.
This is contrary to a report from the Evening Standard, however, which states that Klopp has enough faith in youngster Neco Williams to not invest in a new full-back.
Even though these pieces of news clash, the French outlet insists that Liverpool are now one of the favourites, along with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, to land the Belgian international.
According to WhoScored, Meunier just edges Alexander-Arnold in terms of tackles made on average, but the Englishman boasts a much better crosses per 90 ratio – making 2.3 deliveries a game whilst also notching 2.6 key passes in that time.
However, as a free agent, Liverpool have very little to lose when it comes to swooping for the stalwart – who could prove to be a capable stand-in for our star full-back.