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Liverpool Reportedly Make Ryan Sessegnon Top Left Back Target

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Fulham's wonderkid is reportedly Jürgen Klopp's top left back target and eventual successor to James Milner.

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Much of Liverpool's impending transfer business this summer depends on how the current squad is viewed. While there's a universal agreement that Liverpool need to strengthen in the summer, the quality of Jürgen Klopp's existing options is debatable. Can James Milner continue to be the club's first-choice left back next season? Should Liverpool purchase a goalkeeper instead of letting Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius fight it out for another season?

According to club-connected journalist Melissa Reddy, Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon is Liverpool's top left back target in the summer. Reddy also dismissed reports that an offer for the highly-coveted Theo Hernández has been made to tempt him to Anfield. Fulham's 16-year-old is believed to be "the long-term answer" at left back and would operate as first reserve for the vice-captain.

Sessegnon has made 22 appearances in the Championship this season, 14 of which have been starts to clock up an impressive 1351 minutes as Fulham bid for promotion to the Premier League through the play-off places. Sessegnon's four goals and two assists have played a part in an impressive debut campaign that has apparently attracted serious interest from Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester City.

With Milner turning 32 midway through next season, there would be a clear path for Sessegnon to gain minutes and experience before becoming a regular starter. Being interested in talented young players is one thing, but being prepared to play them at a big club is what will make a difference in attracting them. Klopp giving Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold starts away to Stoke City along with his track record of bringing youngsters through in Germany won't go unnoticed.