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Klopp bidding for promising French defender, despite Wijnaldum signing imminent

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Liverpool have already met the agent of Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi ahead of a potential summer move, according to latest reports.

Amavi joined Aston Villa from Nice last summer but a knee injury in November ended the 22-year-old’s season before his new club was relegated to the Championship.

Now French Football News suggest the Merseyside outfit held fruitful discussions with a representative of the left-back last month, with a view to signing him ahead of the 2016/17 season.

In 10 league appearances for the club, Amavi produced 40 crosses, two of which were converted by his teammates.

With target men Divock Origi and Christian Benteke within Klopp’s ranks, Amavi’s delivery from wide areas could kick start both of the strikers’ careers on Merseyside.

It is believed that Liverpool will decide whether to move for Amavi in the next ten days as Jurgen Klopp searches the market for defensive reinforcements.

Georginio Wijnaldum, who was also relegated from the Premier League with Newcastle, is expected to sign on the dotted line at Anfield imminently.

Amavi would become Klopp’s third defensive acquisition after Joel Matip also arrived at Anfield following the conclusion of his contract with German side Schalke.

Meanwhile, there are doubts over the long-term future of current  defender Alberto Moreno under Jurgen Klopp. Despite scoring in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town, the Spaniard’s credentials have been questioned following Klopp’s search for new full-backs.

The German manager appears to be reshaping his defensive line in this his first summer in charge of the club following his arrival in October 2015.

Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure, and Jose Enrique have all left the club this summer as the Reds target a return to European football.

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