Six-time European champions Liverpool have made an enquiry for Southampton defender Matt Targett with the view of signing the young player for the season and beyond.

Liverpool won their sixth European title at the start of the month after their win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

A Mohamed Salah penalty and a late strike from Liverpool substitute Divock Origi either side of the halftime interval proved to be more than enough for the Reds to win the competition via a 2-0 victory.

The Liverpool interest in Matt Targett was revealed by the Daily Mail with the Reds in search of a new backup for the left-back Position following the exit of Alberto Moreno this summer.

Spanish international left-back Moreno has been released after his Liverpool contract ended.

The former Sevilla player had signed a five-year deal with the Reds when he joined them from the Europa League specialists in the summer of 2014.

Liverpool want a new left-back as their second choice with Andy Robertson firmly established as their first choice following his £8m move from Hull City two years ago.

Andy Robertson contributed immensely to the successes recorded by Liverpool both in the Premier League and the Champions League last season.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.