By Derek Smithson
Liverpool have tabled an offer for Manchester City defender Gael Clichy, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the Reds have made a two-year offer for the 31-year-old, who is available for a free transfer as his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires this summer.
It is understood that Jurgen Klopp is desperate to bring in a new left-back in the upcoming transfer window and that the Frenchman is now deciding on the contract offer.
However, the report details that Liverpool may face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, who are also believed to be interested.
Clichy is a experienced campaigner in the Premier League and has won the title three times.
The attack-minded full-back was a part of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ title success in 2004 and also won the league crown on two occasions with Man City.
The left-back is now free to move on from Man City after 203 appearances and Liverpool are in desperate need of a specialist full-back.
Klopp has decided to use versatile midfielder James Milner in the left-back role in the last 12 months and will be keen to find a solution for next season.
Football Insider verdict:
Liverpool must bring in at least one left-back this summer and available defender Clichy could be a good start. The 31-year-old has a wealth of experience and would be able help the Reds in both club and European competitions. The full-back is blessed with blistering pace and is renowned for his work-rate down the flank. However, some Liverpool fans will be disappointed with a move for a free transfer and want the club to splash out on new signings. They could consider snapping up Clichy on a free deal and then bring in a young left-back as his understudy, with the likes of Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell and Hull’s Andrew Robertson linked.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to the confirmed signing of Dominic Solanke.