Liverpool set to target Championship midfielder as Henderson replacement
From the Championship to Anfield, this would be quite the step up...
Liverpool are set to turn to their sights to alternative targets to replace the recently departed duo of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, after a move for Southampton's Romeo Lavia reportedly stalled.
Liverpool have twice bid for the Belgian international, but have seen their approaches knocked back by the Saints who are holding out for a bumper £50 million fee, according to The Athletic.
Now, according to multiple reports in the UK media, the Liverpool hierarchy are exploring the possibility of bringing Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall to Anfield on a cut-price deal.
Still just 24 years of age, Dewsbury-Hall impressed last season despite the Foxes' eventual relegation to the Championship, and featured in 31 Premier League games, scoring twice and providing two assists.
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Having previously spent time on loan at both Blackpool and Luton Town in the lower divisions of English football, a move to Anfield would cap off a meteoric rise for the English midfielder.
A Community Shield winner with Leicester in 2021, Dewsbury-Hall was also named in the UEFA Conference League Team of the Season in 2022, as Leicester reached the semi-finals under Brendan Rodgers.
Described by the former Leicester boss as "typifying everything I want in my players" and having "good industry and a cultured left foot", the midfielder has continued to shine in Leicester's midfield amidst the team's recent struggles.
Dewsbury-Hall also has the added benefit of having starred for Leicester at Anfield last season, scoring his side's only goal in a 2-1 defeat.
Linked with moves to fellow Mersyside club Everton and Premier League new boys Luton Town earlier this summer, it is thought the midfielder could be available for the right price should Liverpool decide to act on their reported interest.
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