Liverpool to Make Move for Red Bull Defender

Matt Thielen
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According to ESPN, Liverpool have shown interest in American defender Aaron Long. The Merseyside club have enquired about Aaron Long’s availability on loan.

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Liverpool currently have Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip all injured for the forseeable future. This has left them short of options and playing midfielders in the back four.

Joel Matip, who featured in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, sustained a serious ligament injury in the match.

“If you have a center-half available at a reasonable price, and one with the quality we need, then send me a message”

– Jurgen Klopp on the centre-back market

Liverpool have been linked with a host of centre-backs including Neven Subotic, Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konate, and now Aaron Long.

Liverpool Targeting Loan Move

The American defender currently plays for Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls. In 2018, Long was named the MLS Defender of the Year and lead his side to the Supporters Shield.

In the 19/20 season, he featured a total of 17 times for the Red Bulls and had an amazing zero errors for the club. The 6’1″ defender has had “interest from clubs in England and France.” according to MLSSoccer.com

Long’s recent form has seen him earn 18 caps with the United States Mens National team under manager Gregg Berhalter.

While MLS league sources tell ESPN that the Red Bulls have not received any formal offers yet, they are expected to come. The European transfer window closes on Monday.

ESPN also reached out to Liverpool themselves, but the club did not officially confirm interest in the American defender.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said that the club will try to bring in a defender before the window slams shut.

We will try. But there’s nothing to say until something happens.

Jurgen Klopp on bringing in a defender this month

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