Lucas Digne could have joined Liverpool

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Liverpool could have secured the services of new Barcelona signing Lucas Digne in this transfer window. 

This has been reported by the Mirror, who claim that the Merseyside outfit made a fresh enquiry for the highly rated full-back before he completed a £16.7 million switch to the Camp Nou. 

Digne, 22, spent last season on loan at Italian outfit AS Roma, who were also hoping to sign him on a permanent basis. 


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Instead of joining the ranks on Merseyside, Digne is now expected to be battling it out with Jordi Alba for a place in the first team at the La Liga giants. 

But Liverpool well and truly missed out on his signature. That's because, as per the Mirror, sources close to Digne claim Liverpool were too slow to swoop for the versatile defender and were chasing Leicester City youngster Ben Chilwell. 

Left-back dilemma 

Chilwell, 19, failed to represent Claudio Ranieri's side in the Premier League last season but looks destined for a bright future in the game. 

Ultimately, though, there's every chance that Jurgen Klopp and co. will also miss out on Chilwell, with the same report suggesting that the club's offer was rejected by the Premier League champions. 

It now looks set to be an interesting period for the Liverpool boss, who will surely be determined to add a new full-back to his side over the coming months. 

Spaniard Alberto Moreno is currently the club's first choice left-back, but he was heavily criticised following a below-par display during the Reds' Europa League final defeat at the hands of Sevilla back in May. 

Moreno proved a constant liability for Liverpool, who went on to lose the game by three goals to one. 

Players on the move 

There's every chance, however, that Moreno will be offered a shot at redemption under Klopp next season, but other players may not get that same opportunity. 

Indeed, Christian Benteke, who was brought to the club by Brendan Rodgers last summer, looks all but set to join Crystal Palace in the immediate future. 

Klopp has already confirmed that Mario Balotelli will be moving on, while there's still a debate over the future of midfield ace Joe Allen. 

Allen played a prominent role for Wales during their successful Euro 2016 campaign, but he hasn't been abe to establish himself as a first-team regular on Merseyside. 

Liverpool fans: do you expect your club to sign a new left-back before the new season? Have your say below! 

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