'He's got all the right ingredients' - Sky Sports pundit gives thumbs up to reported Liverpool target
By Matt Bullin
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes Michael Keane would be a good signing for Liverpool.
The former Man United defender’s comments come in light of a Mirror report, which claims the Reds have agreed personal terms “in principle” with Keane, ahead of a summer move.
The report states Klopp is confident of signing the 24-year-old for around £25million, and a four-year contract offer has been tabled.
After this news it seems Liverpool have moved ahead of Tottenham, Everton and Man United in the race to secure the Burnley centre-back’s services.
Keane has impressed many pundits and fans alike this season following a solid campaign at the heart of Burnley’s defence and Neville believes he has got what it takes to become Liverpool’s next defensive mainstay.
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Speaking on Sky Sports 1’s Monday Night Football (Monday 7.30pm), Neville said of Keane: “He’s a great type, the type that would be a student during the week,
“He’d be reliable, want to listen and grow, everything you’d want from a footballer. He’s got all the right ingredients.
“He is still young. Liverpool need that defence sorting out and haven’t had a defensive lynchpin since Jamie [Carragher] retired.”
Keane signed for Burnley in 2015 for £2million after spending four years at Old Trafford in various youth teams.
This season the 24-year-old has been an ever-present figure at centre-back in Burnley’s defence, and he has made 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals.
He also earned a first senior England call-up, which saw him win his first two caps as he featured in a World Cup Qualifier versus Lithuania and a friendly against Germany.
Liverpool currently sit third in the Premier League after a goalless home draw with Southampton on Sunday.
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