Liverpool persistent in enquires for 6 ft 2 powerhouse; his club are refusing to budge. Liverpool are said to be persistent in their pursuit of Levi Colwill, despite Chelsea’s refusal to budge on their stance on the defender.
According to football.london on Wednesday evening, the Reds are very interested in the 20-year-old and have made numerous inquiries about his availability, some of which have occurred “in the last few days.”
Jurgen Klopp is said to be a huge fan of the centre-back, with the Anfield recruitment team watching him on numerous occasions during his loan spell at Brighton last season.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are unlikely to ‘give Liverpool any encouragement’ in their pursuit of Colwill, with new manager Mauricio Pochettino thought to have the England under-21 gem firmly in his plans for the coming season.
The Blues see him as a player who could be a key figure at Stamford Bridge for the next decade, and they are determined to reach an agreement on a potential contract extension, sending a clear message to potential suitors that he is not for sale.
Chelsea have already turned down two bids from Brighton for Colwill, one of which was worth £40 million (football.london), indicating that it will take something extraordinary for the west London club to part ways with their player.
Among the 6 foot 2 defender’s standout qualities is his ability in the air, with 3.32 aerial duels won per 90 over the past year, ranking among the top 5% of positional peers in Europe’s five major leagues (FBref).
He’s also good at getting the ball into attacking areas, with 5.16 progressive passes per game putting him in the 92nd percentile for European center-backs over the last 12 months (FBref).
In addition to these attributes, Colwill would fulfill two crucial requirements for Liverpool: he is an English center defender and has a left foot.
According to Michael Reid on Twitter, the Reds’ non-homegrown player limit for their Premier League roster is almost at capacity, and according to Transfermarkt, all of their available choices for the 20-year-old’s position are primarily right-footers.
Fabrizio Romano recently stated that the Merseysiders are seeking a left-footed defender as a ‘priority’ this summer. Expect them to continue testing Chelsea’s resolve for the England under-21 standout, even if the Blues aren’t ready to budge for the time being.