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Liverpool tipped to reignite pursuit of Brighton’s Ben White


The latest word stemming from the English media on Thursday suggests that Liverpool remain interested in the signing of Brighton star Ben White.

Liverpool tipped to reignite pursuit of Brighton’s Ben White

Brighton stand firm

Speculation surrounding the future of Seagulls stopper White of course proved rampant over the summer.

This came on the back of a stellar campaign spent with Leeds in the Championship.

White played a starring role for the Peacocks in 2019/20, starting all 46 of the club’s league outings, as Marcelo Bielsa’s men booked their spot back in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years.

As such, news that the Championship title-winners held an interest in making White’s stay permanent subsequently came as little surprise.

Leeds’ advances, however, were met by an unwavering stance on the part of Brighton: that the club’s gifted stopper was not for sale.

This, in turn, eventually saw White opt to put put pen-to-paper on a new contract with his parent club:

Anfield switch?

As outlined above, however, whilst, in the end, White was convinced to commit his long-term future to Graham Potter’s men, his fine early-season form now appears to be piquing fresh interest in his signature.

The 23-year-old has started in all but one of Brighton’s 18 Premier League outings thus far, impressing alongside the likes of Adam Webster and Lewis Dunk.

And, as per a report from the Liverpool Echo, one club to have been particularly impressed by the Englishman have been Jurgen Klopp’s champions.

It is suggested that Liverpool also expressed an interest in White during the summer, after scouting the stopper extensively throughout his year in the Championship.

And, having since continued to keep a close eye on his development to this point in the current campaign, the Reds do not appear to have been deterred.

In turn, it is claimed that White remains firmly ‘on the recruitment list’ of Klopp and co.

Despite the defensive injury crisis at Anfield at present, however, any potential swoop for the Brighton star is not expected to be forthcoming until the summer.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester United FC 17 10 36
2 Liverpool FC 17 16 33
3 Manchester City FC 16 12 32
4 Leicester City FC 17 10 32
5 Everton FC 17 7 32
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 14 30
7 Southampton FC 17 7 29
8 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
9 Chelsea FC 17 11 26
10 West Ham United FC 17 3 26
11 Arsenal FC 17 1 23
12 Leeds United 17 -3 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 17 -7 22
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 18 -7 22
15 Newcastle United FC 17 -9 19
16 Burnley FC 16 -12 16
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 18 -8 14
18 Fulham FC 16 -10 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 17 -28 8
20 Sheffield United FC 18 -20 5
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 11
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 5
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 5



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