Liverpool in talks to sign Dutchman this month

Newcastle 1-3 Liverpool Reds finished season with 99 points

Liverpool are in talks to sign the Lille defender Sven Botman.

The former Ajax defender has done exceedingly well in the French League and his performances have caught the attention of the Premier League champions.

Liverpool are going through an injury crisis right now and most of their key defenders are sidelined with long term injuries.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have been ruled out for several months and Joel Matip is likely to miss the whole of January.

Liverpool are at the top of the Premier League table right now but the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City are breathing down their necks.

It is important for them to strengthen defensively during the January transfer window and it will be interesting to see if they can agree on a deal with the French outfit for botman.

The talented young defender could be the ideal addition for Jurgen Klopp’s side and he could help Liverpool retain their Premier League title this season.

The French outfit are thought to be under financial pressure and Liverpool will look to make the most of the situation and bring the defender to Anfield in the coming weeks.

It will be interesting to see how the talks progress over the next few days and whether the two clubs can secure an agreement.