Due to the current situation of Liverpool’s defense, they are reportedly eyeing an opening bid of £40 million for Brighton & Hove Albion center-back Ben White to strengthen their defensive department.
Van Dijk might not be back quickly to his form due to his injury, and Liverpool are suffering the worse form of their life after facing lots of defeats so far this season.
Brighton defender White, 23, has been an immense figure for the Seagulls in this campaign, and his sudden emergence has caught the sights of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and assistant Pepijn Lijnders. As the Reds venture through various possible options for a commanding defender, they seem to have narrowed down on White and are lining up a summer move for him.
White is said to have impressive ability to flourish under difficult circumstances has not gone unnoticed by the English giants, as the Reds have been monitoring the development of the player with a keen eye.
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Till date, he has managed to grab 26 appearances across all competitions in this season, with his form blossoming under present manager Graham Potter
Although White signed a new contract with Brighton last summer, which runs till 2024. The Seagulls are desperate to hold onto the defender, which is understandable given his potential and the versatility that he has demonstrated this season.
Apart from White, Liverpool have recently set their eyes on the Florentina defender Nikola Milenkovic as well. And it now remains to be seen whether the Reds will be able to get their hands on their long-term transfer target from Brighton or be forced to explore other scenarios around Europe