Burnley reportedly set £50m asking price for James Tarkowski amid Liverpool interest

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Watford at Turf Moor on December 9, 2017 in Burnley, England.

The Burnley defender is said to be interesting Jurgen Klopp's injury-hit Liverpool side.

James Tarkowski of Burnley is seen during the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on January 1, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Burnley have set James Tarkowski's asking price at £50 million following interest from Liverpool - that is according to the Sun.

The newspaper claims Liverpool are looking into making a loan signing after Dejan Lovren joined fellow centre-backs Joe Gomez and Joel Matip on the sidelines this week.

 

But it adds that finding a top-quality available on short-term deal 'looks a big ask', with Burnley looking for around 14 times the £3.5 million they are said to have paid for Tarkowski back in 2016.

Crossed wires in the Sun's editorial department?

Although the Sun's headline states that Liverpool have made a 'shock loan move' for the England international, there is nothing within the article which substantiates that claim.

And it is perhaps more accurate to say Tarkowski is simply of interest to Jurgen Klopp's side at this moment in time.

James Tarkowski of England talks to Jesse Lingard during the International Friendly match between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on March 27, 2018 in London, England.

The 26-year-old was able to capitalise on Michael Keane's sale to Liverpool's rivals, Everton, 18 months ago, going on to earn his first caps for England early last year.

Would the Burnley defender be a good addition for Liverpool?

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