Matthijs de Ligt helped end England’s Nations League hopes last night by netting a headed equaliser as the Netherlands won out 3-1 in Portugal.
He needed to redeem his error when he gave away a penalty to Marcus Rashford in the first half, and his performance may have been of interest to Liverpool, as Spanish outlet Sport claim he is interesting the Reds.
And Jamie Carragher, speaking on Sky Sports about the game, as relayed by the Daily Star, is clearly a huge fan.
He said: “You look at De Ligt and, for me, it’s almost a guarantee he’s going to be a top player. He’s a man. It’s unbelievable what De Ligt is doing at 19-years-old. The performances we saw him give in the Champions League were outstanding.”
England huffed and puffed but they were unable to get through the central defensive duo of de Ligt and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
Recapturing that international duo at Anfield would give Jurgen Klopp a backline that’s the envy of the Premier League – and Carragher’s effusive praise confirms that.
The Sky Sports pundit knows all about what it takes to be a success at Anfield and it’s plain to see that de Ligt is going to be a star.