Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa but are not alone in their pursuit of the uncapped Englishman, with Spurs also monitoring his situation ahead of the summer – and Reds fans have reacted on Twitter.
Konsa, 23, has been excellent for Aston Villa this season. Alongside Tyrone Mings, he has helped Villa keep a whopping 10 clean sheets in his 20 Premier League appearances for Dean Smith’s side, benefiting from working under John Terry.
Liverpool, meanwhile, brought two central defenders to the club in January – signing Ben Davies from Preston in a somewhat surprising move, while Ozan Kabak has joined on loan from Schalke. The latter made his debut on Saturday.
But the Turkey international was wiped out by Alisson leading to Leicester’s equaliser during the 3-1 defeat, hardly the start he would have wanted. Despite also boasting Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams, the search for a centre-back has clearly not ended.
The Athletic claim Liverpool are keeping tabs on ex-Charlton defender Konsa as calls for an England call-up continue to be made. Tottenham are also keen for the £12million Villa signing, who played alongside Joe Gomez at Charlton.
Liverpool supporters have responded on Twitter to the news that their side are interested in making a move for the Villa defender – and they seem to be “all for it”. One fan thinks a fee between £3omillion and £40million is “doable”.
Would love him TBH, he has all the tools to be a top class CB.
— Salil Gokarn (@thescousefoodie) February 15, 2021
This guy is really good.
— DilzLFC 19times (@DilzLFC) February 15, 2021
He has been fantastic this season.
— Dan (@drbailey3434) February 15, 2021
This would be an excellent addition.
Konsa has been mightily impressive this season, out-shining Tyrone Mings in an astute Villa backline.
£30-40m and it's doable. https://t.co/yaFtKWXZj1
— Chris Stonadge (@ChrisStonadge) February 15, 2021
Would happily take Konsa. Think he's one of the most underrated defenders in the league. https://t.co/WpsG7Ar6pE
— HITMANHARJ ☬ (@hitmanharj) February 15, 2021
Im all for it. Been outstanding at Villa. https://t.co/VQTuariGMS
— #19 #6 🔴 (@KingMo11LFC) February 15, 2021