Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp backed to complete Caglar Soyuncu transfer on one condition

Liverpool have been linked with a summer transfer raid for Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu and Emile Heskey thinks he would fit right in alongside the likes of Virgil van Dijk. But the former England striker does not believe the Foxes will sell easily.

Soyuncu has impressed this season in helping Leicester into the top four of the Premier League.

The Turkey international has made 28 appearances in the heart of the defence.

Liverpool are said to be in the market for a centre-back as Jurgen Klopp looks to improve his side even further.

At present, the Reds have Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren as their options in central defence.

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And Heskey thinks Soyuncu would be a good addition to the Liverpool squad.

He told GentingBet: “Soyuncu would fit in well at any club.

“He’s taken the role of centre back at Leicester, which was a very important role, following the footsteps of Wes Morgan and Johnny Evans, and no one knew what to expect of him.

“But he’s taken it by the scruff of the neck and he’s really improved and given something extra as well as he’s good on the ball.

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“I don’t see him going anywhere, even Liverpool, as Leicester don’t need to sell unless they want to and they don’t have a ready-made player to fall into his spot.

“However, if Leicester did want to sell, Soyuncu could go to any of the top clubs.”

Pundit Noel Whelan believes Liverpool would be the perfect fit for a player of Soyuncu’s calibre,

“Soyuncu has been fantastic,” he told Football Insider.

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“People were worried as to how they would replace Harry Maguire but he has been more of a standout than Harry Maguire and cost next to half the price.

“I think he would fit into that mould. He covers the ground well, is dangerous from set-pieces and is good with the ball at his feet.

“Brendan Rodgers will desperately want to keep him though. But when clubs like that come calling it is very difficult to turn down big money as a club and very difficult to turn the opportunity down as a player.

“I think Rodgers is the sort of manager that will realise that these transfers do not come around very often. He is a fair guy and I do not think he would hold him back from joining a club where he can challenge for honours.”

Liverpool currently sit top of the Premier League and need just six points to secure their first title since 1990.

The season is currently suspended due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

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