By Kevin Campbell

3rd Sep, 2021 | 4:00pm

Liverpool tipped to make January move for Ward-Prowse after update - pundit

Liverpool may make a move for Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse in January.

That is the view of former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Reds’ reported interest in the 26-year-old.

According to Goal‘s Neil Jones (September 1st), the Merseyside giants looked at potentially signing the England international during the summer.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side did not follow through on their interest and finished the window with only one new arrival – Ibrahima Konate.

Liverpool were expected to enter the market for a centre-midfielder following the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, the emergence of Harvey Elliott and return to fitness of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has convinced the club otherwise.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if the Reds missed a trick in not signing Ward-Prowse, Campbell said:

“If Liverpool at struggling around the Christmas period I think that is a signing they may look at in January.

“Ward-Prowse is a brilliant player and I can see him at Liverpool.

“What I like about him is that there is no hullabaloo. He goes out there, does his job and is always fit.

“If they are struggling in that midfielder I think he is a player they would look at.”

Ward-Prowse put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at St. Mary’s this summer and would not come cheap in 2022.

Aston Villa were interested in signing the centre-midfielder in the window just gone but saw their bid of £25million rejected.

In other news, Liverpool announcement ‘a smokescreen’ for club’s failings, claims pundit.