Recent reports suggested that Liverpool have opened discussions with Ajax over the transfer of Matthijs de Ligt.

However, according to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds have no plans to make a move for the teenager over the summer. 

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Manchester City and Manchester United are both interested in the Dutch teenager, however, it appears as if Barcelona are the front runners to secure de Ligt’s services this summer.

The same story goes on to add that boss Jurgen Klopp is happy with his four central defensive options in Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez. 

Klopp is hoping to add more defensive cover in the full-back areas, along with a versatile attacker, with both Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge set for summer Anfield exits. 

Both Moreno and Sturridge’s contracts expire next month and the pair are set to leave on a free transfer, however, it appears as if Klopp won’t be strengthening in the centre-back department following the latest news. 

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