Liverpool explore move for 20-yr-old Ajax star Rensch - he's a 'top target'

By Wayne Veysey

31st Oct, 2023 | 10:37am

Sources: Liverpool set sights on signing Ajax sensation Devyne Rensch - he can play multiple roles

Liverpool are keeping tabs on versatile Ajax defender Devyne Rensch, sources have told Football Insider.

The Merseysiders are assessing the market for potential right-back signings who can fit into Jurgen Klopp’s system and also potentially slot in to other defensive roles.

Rensch is believed to be a target for the club’s recruitment team, with Premier League title rivals Arsenal also closely monitoring the Netherlands international.

The defender is the first-choice right-back at Ajax and has already racked up 101 first-team appearances for the Dutch giants even though he is just 20 years old.

He has notched one assist in nine games across all competitions this season but has missed out on their last three outings with an injury.

Rensch has exclusively played at right-back during the 2023-24 campaign but his impressive versatility means he can also feature at centre-back, defensive midfield and left-back.

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He has also experienced European football while at the Johan Cruyff Arena, playing 19 total games in the Champions League and Europa League.

The right-back, who is under contract at Ajax until June 2025, made his first and only senior Netherlands appearance in September 2021.

Ajax sit bottom of the Eredivisie after eight games after winning just once this season.

Liverpool are on the search for defensive reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window.

Trent Alexander-Arnold missed three games through injury earlier this term, with Joe Gomez coming in to replace him in a less familiar right-back role.

Jurgen Klopp’s side sit fourth in the Premier League after 10 games, one point behind second-place Arsenal.

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