REPORT: Liverpool reignite interest in young Southampton defender

The 21-year-old earned his first cap for the German national team recently.

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Liverpool have been linked with several defenders for the upcoming transfer window, as Jurgen Klopp begins his squad overhaul.

Dean Jones revealed to GIVEMESPORT that the Reds could reignite past interest in Southampton central defender Armel Bella-Kotchap.

Jones reports that Liverpool had been interested in a potential deal for Bella-Kotchap before the German made his move to Southampton last summer from VFL Bochum.

Spanish publications have also linked Bella-Kotchap with a move to Anfield.

The 21-year-old is also liked by Arsenal, who will be in the market for a central defender in the summer.

Jones said, “Bella-Kotchap’s performance levels, even in tough times they’ve been pretty good. Tough to know exactly who would be willing to take a punt on him, but to know just where he was at even before he came to Saints.

“Liverpool would have had an eye on him before, I don’t know whether they would be looking to come back in for him, but they’ve been suitors before. Arsenal could well have a look again, knowing that they’ve got to probably make a signing in that area of the pitch.

“So it will be interesting to see whether they rekindle interest.”

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