Whenever a Premier League club gets relegated, it’s usual that their star players flee to remain in the top-flight.
However, it’s unlikely that many clubs will come sniffing around for any Aston Villa players. The Villains finished rock bottom with a measly 17 points after winning just three matches all campaign.
Villa were one of the worst Premier League clubs in living memory and very few players came out with any credit.
SIGN UP NOW
Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4
Article continues below
But, believe it or not, Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have been impressed with one of their players despite him only playing ten league matches all season.
That’s because L’Equipe are reporting that the Reds have contacted the Midlands club asking about the availability of Jordan Amavi.
Article continues below
The left-back joined the Villa Park outfit from Nice last summer in a £9 million deal and impressed at the start of the season. However, a cruciate knee ligament injury in November ended his campaign prematurely and he failed to make another appearance.
But he obviously did enough to convince Liverpool that he was good enough to play at the top level.
The report states that Villa are hoping to recoup the £9 million they splashed out on him 12 months with him still having four years remaining on his contract.
However, the recently relegated club are likely to have to accept a cut-price offer with the player obviously wanting to leave to stay in the Premier League.
Left-back is a position that Klopp desperately needs to strengthen before next season. Alberto Moreno is the only natural player in that role and he is still failing to convince supporters with his erratic displays.
The Spaniard got the majority of the blame for the Europa League defeat to Sevilla and was slammed by many people associated with the club. That included Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher who tweeted: “Jurgen, transfer committee, anyone sign a f***ing left back!” before hastily deleting it.
19-year-old Joe Gomez began the campaign in that position under Brendan Rodgers but a knee injury shortly after Klopp arrived ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.
But it’s clear that the German manager is after a left-back. The club have been linked with Ben Chilwell, Raphael Guerreiro and Jonas Hector in recent weeks and it will be incredibly surprising if we don’t see a left sided full-back arrive at Anfield before the start of next season.