Report: Liverpool eyeing £12m star Peter Crouch raved about last week

Sam Preston February 15, 2021
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Liverpool signed two central defenders on the final day of the transfer window in Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak.

But according to the Athletic, they – along with Tottenham – have their sights set on another one in the summer.

They report that Spurs and Liverpool are both keen on the Aston Villa central defender.

His partnership with Tyrone Mings has been crucial to Villa’s improvement this season.


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Konsa moved to Villa for £12 million (BBC) in July 2019 but it seems likely he’d cost more than that now, having established himself as a top flight player.

Kabak is effectively on a trial until the end of the season, when Liverpool will have the option to make his loan move from Schalke permanent.

His Reds career didn’t get off to the best of starts on Saturday against Leicester, when a mix-up with Alisson allowed Jamie Vardy to put the Foxes 2-1 up late on.

It’s perhaps not too surprising that a young, English centre-half would be on the radar of teams higher up the league.

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And former Liverpool and Spurs striker Peter Crouch has been impressed with Konsa this season.

He said last week that Konsa is developing into one of the best young central defenders in the Premier League.

Time will tell if either club turns their interest in terms of ‘keeping tabs’ on the defender into something more concrete.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.