If reports in France are anything to go by then Liverpool have received a potential boost in the race to sign the 22-year-old defender.
According to French source L’Equipe, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have been in the race to sign Mendy and the Sky Blues were the front runners. However, talks with the Citizens have stalled over the huge asking price of 40 million pounds ($51million) and the Reds and the Blues can take advantage.
The former Marseille fullback was influential in Monaco’s title winning campaign. In 39 appearances (all competitions), the Les Bleus defender managed to score 1 goal and provided no fewer than 11 assists.
Liverpool signed two central defenders last summer and a new goalie but still their defense proved to be inconsistent last season.
Klopp needs to splash the cash and reinforce his back line in this summer’s transfer window. He must sign a top center half and a reliable left back as well.
In the last campaign, the German manager used James Milner, a natural midfielder, in the LB position and he did quite well. However a natural fullback must be lured and someone like Mendy would be a fantastic signing.
In your opinion, should Klopp spend $51million to sign Benjamin Mendy?
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