Liverpool FC Eye Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard
A solution to bolstering Liverpool FC’s backline might have surfaced early this summer. According to Christian Falk, Benjamin Pavard of Bayern Munich is reportedly keen on making a move, with Liverpool seen as a favourable landing spot.
Pavard’s Intentions and Possible Suitors
Falk, a prominent journalist for SportBILD, reported for CaughtOffside that Pavard’s interest in a summer move is apparent. He stated, “Benjamin Pavard has informed the club that he wants to move in the summer,” adding, “His agents are already talking to other clubs. Among them, Liverpool is now a hot candidate.”
Pavard has drawn considerable interest from several other clubs, including Chelsea, Barcelona, and the Italian giants AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Liverpool’s Defensive Dilemma
Despite midfield vacancies due to the free transfer departures of James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool is faced with pressing issues in their defensive line. The inconsistency of Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, coupled with the frequent injury bouts of Ibrahima Konate, pose a distinct challenge for the Reds’ recruitment efforts.
Undeniably, Konate is Jurgen Klopp’s second-best central defender after Virgil van Dijk. Nevertheless, Liverpool can’t afford the uncertainty of not securing a regular partner for the ex-Southampton defender.
Pavard’s Prospects at Liverpool
Pavard’s current contract with Bayern Munich extends till 2024. Known for his preference for a central defensive role over a position on the right flank, Liverpool could present an attractive opportunity for this versatile player.
However, Falk’s report suggests that the club should brace for competition for the French international’s signature this summer. Liverpool’s bid to secure a solid defensive partner for van Dijk could turn into an intriguing summer transfer saga with the inclusion of Pavard in the mix.
It remains to be seen how Liverpool’s interest in Pavard unfolds amidst potential interest from other clubs. Fans and pundits alike will be watching closely as the transfer window opens. With the high stakes of Premier League football and Liverpool’s aspirations for the upcoming season, the recruitment decisions made this summer could have lasting implications.