Report: Liverpool join race to sign Aston Villa target Kieran Trippier after Clyne rejection

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Burnley defender Kieran Trippier.

According to the Daily Mirror, citing reports from the newspaper edition of The Times, Liverpool have turned their to Burnley defender Kieran Trippier after failing in a bid to sign Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne.

The Reds announced their first summer signing in midweek, confirming on their official website that Manchester City midfielder James Milner had penned a deal to join the club on a free transfer when his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires in July.

Now, manager Brendan Rodgers is seemingly keen to add more players to his squad this summer, with right back a particular area of concern.

Glen Johnson will leave the club at the end of his contract this summer, and Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne appears to be a target for the club, with the Daily Mirror reporting that the Saints have rejected bids from Liverpool to land the England international.

Liverpool will now need to eye up other targets if Southampton continue to snub bids for Clyne, and reports are now suggesting that Burnley defender Trippier is now on Rodgers' radar as Liverpool continue to look for young English talent.

The 24-year-old is a target for Aston Villa after Burnley's relegation to the Championship according to the Daily Mail, but now Liverpool are allegedly hoping to take the former Manchester City youngster to Anfield in a bargain £3.5m deal.

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