Liverpool eye cut-price deal for 23-year-old Dutch defender

The Reds have switched their attention to defence

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are reportedly eyeing up a move for defender Perr Schuurs as they look to bolster their backline on a budget this summer.

The Reds are currently the Premier League’s biggest spenders this summer, having signed Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai in recent weeks for a total fee of around £100m.

Having come a disappointing fifth last season, they are expected to spend yet further this summer too in a bid to return to challenging for the title, having finished 2021-22 just two games away from winning the quadruple.

To that end, there is expected to be squad turnover in defence, with question marks hanging over the futures of both Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, who flattered to deceive last season.

The Reds had been linked with Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven, but he appears to be set to join Tottenham rather than make the switch to Anfield this summer.

Now, as per football insider, another name has entered the reckoning in the form of Torino centre-back Perr Schuurs.

Still just 23 years old, Schuurs is ‘viewed as a cheaper alternative’ to other options on the market, while he also ’ticks a lot of boxes for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp’. Though right-footed, he can play on either side of defence, which could allow Klopp to rest Virgil van Dijk more frequently.

Brought to the club last summer to replace Bremer, who joined Juventus in a 41m euro deal, Schuurs drew plenty of impressive glances, helping Torino to a midtable finish in his only season in Serie A,

The Dutchman under contract until 2026 and is valued at 25m euros by transfermarkt, though given his age and contract situation it may take more than that to prise him out of Turin.

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