Liverpool are desperate to sign 18-year-old Ligue 1 left-back

Merseyside club are reportedly eyeing up a possible swoop for Toulouse defender Mathieu Goncalves in the winter transfer window. Liverpool are going well this season as they continue to lead the way in the Premier League and advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League last week.

In turn, there is a lot at stake this campaign and plenty to play for, and German boss may well welcome the arrival of reinforcements for his squad during the winter transfer window. Reds are lining up a move for Mathieu as they potentially try to strengthen their defensive options moving forward, as it could happen as soon as January.

Given he’s still only 18, he’ll likely be seen as a long-term piece to be added to the group to help the club sustain their success in the years ahead, and so time will tell if a deal is struck between the two clubs next month for Goncalves to make the switch to Anfield in 2020.

With U19 France international able to play at left-back, he could be a smart signing to offer depth and cover behind Andy Robertson, although naturally given his lack of experience at the top level, Jurgen and his staff will have to be confident in their ability to help him improve and develop his game and raw talent to become a key figure.

The 18-year-old left-back has played only five games so far this campaign, but after impressing through youth level and now for the senior Toulouse side, it looks as though he may have done enough to catch the eye of Reds and the German tactician to warrant a swoop next year.