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Liverpool fans react as club are linked with Premier League defender

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Liverpool fans react as club are linked with Premier League defender

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Southampton defender Matt Targett (90min).

The Reds are losing Alberto Moreno on a free transfer and need backup for left-back Andy Robertson.

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Targett made 21 appearances for the Saints last term having spent the previous season on loan at Fulham.

The 23-year-old has been with Southampton since the age of eight, but could well move on this summer having struggled to dislodge Ryan Bertrand from the starting XI.

Fellow Premier League clubs Arsenal, Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Leicester City have all been credited with an interest in the star (TEAMtalk).

With Liverpool tipped to have a fairly quiet summer, links to Targett do not seem all that outlandish.

(Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

He would be inexpensive and the transfer dealings the two clubs have had with each other over the past few years is well documented.

Liverpool fans react

Although Targett would hypothetically come in as Robertson’s understudy, a number of Liverpool fans still weren’t too keen on the idea:

 

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