Anfield side plot yet another Southampton raid.
Liverpool are ready to make a fresh bid for Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Anfield side are well versed in securing stars from St Mary’s Stadium, having brought in Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert from the south-coast side last summer. They appear to be intent on repeating the trick with Clyne.
The 24-year-old has a year to run on his current contract but the Saints still hope to secure £15 million from the sale of the former Crystal Palace man.
Liverpool failed with an opening £10 million offer, but are set to make a new bid as they look to improve their wide-defensive options.
The departure of Glen Johnson has left the Merseyside outfit short of options and Clyne certainly impressed in 2014/15. His form at the beginning of the year led to a maiden call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England set-up, and a high-profile move to Liverpool might tempt the attack-minded full-back.
Having brought in Danny Ings and James Milner, from Burnley and Manchester City respectively, it appears Rodgers’s summer transfer plans are centred on the capture of ‘homegrown’ talents and it’s likely Liverpool will spending less this time around than a year ago.
Liverpool invested large sums on a number of additions last summer, but ended up taking a huge step backwards. Seemingly the loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona proved too big a obstacle to overcome, and Rodgers has his work cut out trying to bring in big-name signings without the carrot of Champions League football to offer.