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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Target Second Southampton Player

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After being linked with their goalkeeper yesterday, today Liverpool are said to be after left back Matt Targett.

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Liverpool could be set to raid Southampton twice this summer if the rumour mongers are to be believed, going back again to the club that in recent years has sold them Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mané, Adam Lallana, and Rickie Lmbert to fill their left back and goalkeeper needs.

Yesterday it was about the goalkeeper, with rumours of interest in Alex McCarthy. Today, it’s left back Matt Targett, a 23-year-old who came up through Southampton’s youth system and had until now mostly been talked about this summer as a potential Aston Villa target.

In some ways, it’s a similar case to McCarthy’s, a potentially solid backup for the Reds and a player who looks like he’s good enough to a solid mid-table starter but whose options are limited at Southampton—in Targett’s case because he’s being blocked by Ryan Bertrand.

And in the case of Targett at least, given the left back is still just 23 years of age there’s some obvious upside and potential—further development is possible. Though with Andy Robertson in the squad and Targett not especially two-footed, he might not get to show it.

Which means if Liverpool are interested—and with rumours so far coming from the likes of 90 Minutes they might well not be—he has a choice to make between newly promoted Aston Villa and potentially playing every week or a chance at silverware but in minor role.