Liverpool are the latest club to become interested in signing Newcastle center-back and captain Jamaal Lascelles.
The news is in the Independent that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has the Newcastle player as one of his key transfer targets this summer.
Klopp has created an excellent side since he joined Liverpool in October 2015 but the defense is still the weak link.
Jamaal isn’t just an excellent defender but he’s got excellent leadership skills both off and on the field.
Rafa Benitez with captain Jamaal Lascelles
He could marshal the Liverpool defense and that’s something that’s necessary to take Liverpool to the next level.
Getting Southampton center-back Virgil Van Dijk in last January was an excellent move by Klopp.
The Dutchman has already strengthened the Reds defense as they play Real Madrid in the Champions League final this coming Saturday
Both Chelsea and Everton are also interested in the Newcastle captain but Rafa has already said he’s not for sale.
Jamaal is one of the most important players we have going forward, hopefully with Rafa Benitez still at the helm.