Liverpool 'genuinely interested' in Chelsea defender tipped 'to get 100 caps for England'- Reports

Pochettino assures Colwill of a place in the Chelsea team

PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 'genuinely interested' in Chelsea defender tipped 'to get 100 caps for England'- Reports

Mark Kinyanjui 15:32 - 10.07.2023

The Reds are looking at the Chelsea defender as a potential long-term successor to Virgil Van Dijk

Liverpool have a genuine interest in signing Chelsea’s Levi Colwill this summer, but the Blues are desperate to keep hold of the defender.

The Reds have been busy during the early stages of the summer window, having already moved to bring in Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai from Brighton and RB Leipzig respectively.

In their attempts to give their midfield a makeover, they are also expected to move for another midfielder, with Romeo Lavia heavily linked with a move to Anfield.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is also keen to bolster his options at center-back and Levi Colwill has naturally attracted their interest after a stellar loan spell at Brighton last season.

Colwil was tipped to win 100 caps for England by an unnamed Premier League manager after helping England win the U21 Euros on Saturday.

Football.London reported last week that Liverpool have asked Chelsea about the possibility of signing Colwill this summer. 

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed their interest is genuine, but it is a ‘really complicated’ deal for Liverpool to do.

“The interest is 100% confirmed and genuine,” he said. “It is a very strong interest. People at Liverpool love Levi Colwill and they believe this is fantastic player. This is all people at the club.

“The interest is very strong. But at the moment, honestly, it’s really complicated to speak on this situation.

“Yesterday night, after England Under-21’s won the Euros, I was asking again to Chelsea side and the answer I was getting back was he was going nowhere, he is our player, he is a crucial player and part of our project. I really feel Chelsea are prepared to fight for this player.

“I think the only way Levi Colwill will leave Chelsea this summer is in case the player goes there to meet Pochettino, the owners, and the board and tells them to let him go because he doesn't want to stay here. That didn’t happen until now.”

The 20-year-old made the step up to Premier League football with ease and also starred for England’s Under-21s in the European Championships this month.

Romano recently claimed that Chelsea consider Colwill ‘untouchable’ this summer and it seems that Liverpool will face an uphill battle if they move for him.

Of course, things could change very quickly if Colwill decides his future lies elsewhere. But he is expected to be integrated into Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

Liverpool will be keen to add another central defender to their ranks after the likes of Virgil van Dijk were way below their best last season.

Colwill seems like the perfect fit for the Reds given his exceptional ability on the ball and left-footedness and could even be viewed as the Dutchman’s long-term heir.

But Chelsea appear adamant that Colwill will remain at Stamford Bridge this summer, which could leave Liverpool looking elsewhere.