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Liverpool reportedly enquire about Southampton’s Matt Targett to replace Moreno

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Liverpool reportedly enquire about Southampton’s Matt Targett to replace Moreno

Liverpool are apparently keen on the promising defender.

Liverpool have enquired about Southampton defender Matt Targett to replace the departing Alberto Moreno, according to a report by 90 Min.

They report that Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his left back ranks because he currently lacks cover for Andy Robertson and has his eye on the 23-year-old Englishman.

Targett has obvious talent but has struggled to dislodge Ryan Bertrand at St Mary’s on a consistent basis and Liverpool hope that he can be convinced to move to Anfield.

He also played as a winger at times last season, where he showcased the attacking drive that Klopp demands from his full backs.

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It would perhaps be a slightly left field swoop from Liverpool but it makes sense on the face of it – he’s certainly more reliable than the departing £65,000-a-week (Spotrac) Moreno.

 

Klopp knows he won’t get an elite left back to sit on the bench behind Robertson, but Targett is young enough to improve, energetic, experienced in the Premier League and will boost the homegrown quota.

Robertson would be the perfect mentor for Targett to learn from, as he has come along leaps and bounds after a reasonably unheralded and unfashionable move from Hull following their relegation in 2017.

Provided Liverpool don’t have to break the bank, Targett could be a shrewd enough swoop.

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