According to The Independent, Liverpool are looking at Lascelles in the summer transfer window.
Lascelles is one of the best defenders in the Premier League, and he has emerged as a leader at the back for Newcastle over the past two or so seasons.
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has suggested that he will not sell the 24-year-old and wants the former Forest star to be a key part of his team.
Benitez told The Chronicle about Lascelles: “I think he’s a player who has a lot of potential. He has the mentality that fans enjoy and they like.
“He is a great example for the rest of the team. We need somebody who will stay here for many years and he can be that great leader and great captain in a great team.”
Reassuring for Newcastle United fans
Lascelles is a key figure in the current Newcastle team, and Benitez’s aforementioned comments will be reassuring to Newcastle fans.
For the Magpies to progress as a club and on the pitch, they need their best players to stay, and Newcastle cannot sell the 24-year-old, who earns £40,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com.