As the clock ticks down to tomorrow night’s transfer deadline, Sam May believes Liverpool should make a last ditch attempt to sign Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor.
Taylor, 22, is one the brightest players in the Championship and has developed into one of the best English left-back in recent years. He received the Leeds United Player of the Year Award for 2015-16.
The Reds would be getting a hard working, and pacy full back who would have enough experience to challenge the inconsistent Alberto Moreno. He also has an eye for goal and contributes assists, meaning the Reds would be getting an all round consistent performer.
His best quality, however, is his stamina and his desire to win the ball everywhere on the pitch.
Taylor would fill the challenging void left by Brad Smith who joined Bournemouth for £6 million and James Milner who has struggled to adapt to his new un-favoured position.
With 12 months left on his Whites contract, manager Garry Monk could look to cash in on the Yorkshireman to avoid loosing the player who made his debut at 17, on a free next year.
Klopp could develop Taylor’s game, and the young defender could follow in the footsteps of West Ham’s Aaron Creswell and Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings, who have swapped the Championship for Premier League football in the recent past.
West Brom, Stoke, Middlesborough, Burnley and Bournemouth are all interested in his services, but Jürgen Klopp should act fast to secure the services of the highly rated left back.