Liverpool eyeing move for English full-back

Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton (46) during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England on 1 December 2018.

Liverpool are closely monitoring Leif Davis as a potential summer signing.

The Leeds youngster broke into Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team this campaign but has not played since February due to a knee injury.

But 19-year-old’s displays for the Championship side before injury struck has attracted the attention of Jurgen Klopp and rivals Bournemouth.

Leif Davis made his senior debut for Leeds United last December in a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa, playing in his natural left-back position.

Jurgen Klopp is targeting just two minor signings this transfer window and needs a back-up left-back for Andy Robertson.

Out-of-favour defender Alberto Moreno is tipped for a summer exit and the Premier League giants are eyeing the teenager as a replacement for the Spaniard.

Leif Davis only joined the second tier outfit last year from Morecambe, but the Argentina manager is already a big fan and keen to keep hold of the youngster.

The full-back is under contract until 2021 and valued by Leeds at around £4 million. Jurgen Klopp has been given a modest budget this transfer window and would be attracted to a cut-price deal for a defender.

Andrew Robertson has established himself as Liverpool’s first-choice left-back and one of the best at his position in the football world.

Despite having £10 million Scotland international the Reds suffered from a lack of options at full-back this term, with Jordan Henderson and James Milner forced to step in at left-back and right-back at times.