Liverpool can move on from Lovren by signing this 21-year-old star for £20m to partner Van Dijk in the future

How Ben White could be an ideal Dejan Lovren replacement at Liverpool

According to a report by Daily Mail, European champions Liverpool are targetting Leeds United’s on-loan centre-back Ben White for a possible £20m move to replace Dejan Lovren in the squad.

The Reds have been impressed with the centre-back’s performance, who originally belongs to Brighton, but is currently plying his trade his Leeds United for this season.

The 21-year-old has made a fantastic start to this campaign, winning the August Player of the Month award in the Championship with a commanding 44% of the fans’ vote. (h/t Daily Mail)

On the other hand, Liverpool have Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk as their first-choice centre-back partnership. However, Joe Gomez has struggled to impact since his return from injury and Dejan Lovren might be sold in the near future (h/t Daily Mail).

Below, we analyse White’s game in depth and conclude as to why the Reds should sign him as a proper backup centre-back:

White has the propensities to succeed at Anfield

Ben White is a top-quality defender, who basically operates in central defence but is capable of playing as a right-back if required.

In terms of his attributes, the 22-year-old possesses a good turn of pace to match the runs of the forwards. He is a good passer of the ball and is physically strong on/off the ball. In addition, he reads the game well from the defensive point of view.

White has the skillset to adjust to the playing style of Jurgen Klopp in a Liverpool shirt. In fact, the youngster possesses the qualities to improve on the backup options the Reds have in central defence and at right-back.

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Conclusion

Therefore, we can conclude by saying that Liverpool must sign Ben White should they sell Dejan Lovren in the near future. He could be an ideal backup option and further develop under a manager, who has an impeccable record of improving players and making them world-class.

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Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer!

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