Liverpool’s attempts to recruit a new right-back have taken a new turn this weekend, as the Reds turn their attention from Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne to recently relegated Burnley’s Kieran Trippier. As per the Times, the 24-year-old is the next man in the Anfield outfit’s firing line, as Rodgers looks to continue his summer recruitment drive.
Nathaniel Clyne was subject to an underwhelming £10 million bid from Brendan Rodgers’ side, which Southampton understandably brushed under the carpet. This has seen the Liverpool transfer committee turn their attention to Trippier, who could prove a more affordable attempt at reinforcing the club’s defensive options.
Trippier proved a valuable asset to Burnley this season, and despite their relegation, he was one of the Clarets’ most consistent performers with 41 appearances in all competitions. One gets the feeling that he would benefit from a further top flight season, away from the pressure that comes at a club such as Liverpool.
Nonetheless, at 24 years of age, the player himself may feel this is the perfect time to build on an impressive maiden campaign. He is widely expected to leave Turf Moor following the Clarets’ relegation, and Liverpool – under the tutorage of Brendan Rodgers – could prove the perfect destination.