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Liverpool to lose out to Tottenham in Premier League full back chase

Tottenham Hotspur look to have beaten Liverpool to the signing of highly-rated full-back Kieran Trippier, according to reports in The Telegraph.

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The Burnley defender has been a consistent performer during a difficult season for the Clarets and is set to depart Turf Moor in the summer after the club’s relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Spurs are thought to be close to triggering a £3.5million release clause in Trippier’s contract as they look to strengthen in the full-back area given the injury problems that Kyle Walker has suffered throughout the campaign.

The 24-year-old has attracted interest from Liverpool and newly-promoted Bournemouth, but it appears that Mauricio Pochettino has nudged ahead in the race to sign the former England U21 international.

Following a last day 1-0 victory against Everton, Spurs will enter the Europa League next season at the group stage after pipping Liverpool to a top-five finish in the final league table.

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