Liverpool transfer news: Chelsea target with ‘INCREDIBLE stats’

James Shearman
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool

Liverpool have reignited their interest in Fulham defender Antonee Robinson, according to Football Insider.

Robinson would provide competition to Andy Robertson for the left-back position at Anfield.

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And, with the Scotsman starting to suffer more injuries of late, Robinson could force his way into the starting eleven.

The report states that the United States international’s ‘incredible stats’ have seriously impressed Liverpool’s data analysis team.

One metric that goes to show Robinson’s impact is interceptions, of which he has 58 in the Premier League – 18 more than James Tarkowski in second place.

The left-back also ranks among the best performers when it comes to progressive passes, progressive carries and successful take-ons.

Chelsea wanted Robinson in January

Liverpool could face competition from Chelsea for the signing of Robinson.

The Blues held talks with Fulham in January over a potential swap deal involving Trevoh Chalobah, according to CaughtOffside’s Rudy Galetti.

“Another player that [Fulham manager] Marco Silva appreciates is Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah.”

“The Blues are open to letting him go but they prefer that it’s on a permanent deal, not a loan.

“The clubs will continue to look for a way in which a deal can be done to suit all parties, and one option could be a potential player swap, given that Chelsea asked for info about left-back Antonee Robinson during the discussions for Chalobah.”

Chalobah is valued at €27.2 million by FootballTransfers’ in-house algorithm, while Robinson is tagged at €33.8m, so a swap between the two clubs seems plausible.

Robinson would have a realistic chance of breaking into the Chelsea team, with Ben Chilwell unable to find the form he showed two seasons ago.

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