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A Liverpool move for Mukiele would be bad news for Hoever

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A Liverpool move for Mukiele would be bad news for Hoever

Liverpool are said to be interested in signing RB Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele.

According to Le10 Sport, the Reds have identified the 22-year as a potential summer signing having impressed over in Germany.

The Frenchman was heavily involved for Leipzig in 2019/20, making 35 appearances in all competitions for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.

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Mukiele – a £14 million signing for the club two years ago (L’Equipe) – has caught the eye for being able to operate comfortably in a variety of positions.

Predominantly a right-back, he also played as a centre-half on occasion and also at right-wing.

It remains to be seen if Liverpool make any kind of move in the transfer window, as it was another strong defensive showing throughout 2019/20.

 

Certainly, one man who would not benefit from any move for Mukiele, is young Ki-Jana Hoever.

TBR’s View – A barrier to first-team opportunities

There’s a good chance that Hoever would be sent out on loan if the club successfully brought in Mukiele.

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The 18-year-old is a right-back by trade and, like Mukiele, can also play in the centre of defence.

It would very difficult to see where first-team minutes would come from for the Dutchman if Mukiele was in the picture.

With Dejan Lovren’s future in doubt, he is probably hoping to get a few more opportunities in 2019/20, but any arrival of Mukiele would surely see him head elsewhere temporarily.

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