John Aldridge urges Liverpool to sign Jarrad Branthwaite

John Aldridge believes Jurgen Klopp should try to sign Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

Liverpool faced off against their city rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Klopp’s side looked the better team in the early stages of the game but Everton didn’t shy away from the challenge.

Unfortunately for the Toffee’s, Ashley Young received a second yellow card for a late tackle on Luis Diaz right before the second half.

It was mainly one-way traffic from that point on with Mohamed Salah clinching the victory with a late brace.

Jarrad Branthwaithe against Arsenal

Speaking in his column with the Liverpool Echo, Aldridge highlighted Branthwaite as his stand-out player and urged his former side to sign him.

‘I don’t want to upset any Evertonians by saying this, and whether Liverpool would buy from Everton is another matter as it rarely happens, but I certainly think he has got the ability to go on and become a leading figure and a starter for England.

‘The fact Jurgen Klopp even talked him up before the game in his pre-match press conference was interesting.

‘He is likely to be on the radar of other teams as well, Manchester United have already been mentioned as a possible destination, but it’s up to Everton over what they do with him.

‘A left-sided centre-back is something we were in the market for during the summer transfer window, which we didn’t end up signing in the end. If we were to make a move for Branthwaite, he would probably cost a significant amount due to the English premium that we so often see in the game.’

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