Liverpool report: 'The new Wiliam Saliba' poised for record move

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp before the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield on January 10, 2024 in Liverpool, England.
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Liverpool could be about to pay a French record for a young defender compared to William Saliba.

Saliba himself has drawn parallels with Reds captain Virgil van Dijk for his commanding presence, but with the Dutchman now in his 30s, Liverpool are set to be sorting a contingency plan for the future. Ibrahima Konate and Jarell Quansah have stepped up but a long-term replacement may still be needed.

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