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Mark Lawrenson urges Liverpool to sign Chelsea youngster Reece James

Mark Lawrenson, representing Caudwell,ĂŠattends the GFI Charity Day 2017on September 11, 2017 in London, England.

The Liverpool legend believes that the Chelsea youngster would be a sound addition to Jurgen Klopp's side.

Mark Lawrenson BBC pundit watches the game during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay between Burnley and Sunderland  at Turf Moor on January 17, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Mark Lawrenson suggested that Liverpool should sign Chelsea youngster Reece James, when speaking exclusively to the Daily Star.

The 19-year-old right-back has spent this season on loan in the Championship with Wigan Athletic, and he has really impressed for the Latics.

 

Liverpool are well-stocked in the right-back department, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Clyne, who is currently on loan at Bournemouth.

Jurgen Klopp probably sees Joe Gomez as Virgil van Dijk's central defensive partner, however, and if he decides to sell Clyne this summer, he will undoubtedly need to sign another right-back this summer.

And Lawrenson believes that Chelsea-owned Reece James could be just the ticket.

The Reds legend told the Daily Star:

Chelsea's Reece James celebrates scoring from Luke McCormick's corner during  the Chelsea v Derby County Premier League 2 Match  at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2017 in London, England.

“Recruitment is the biggest thing for any club now and I don’t think Klopp will go mad in the transfer market this summer. But I tell you who I’ve seen - and I don’t think they could easily get him - the right-back at Wigan, on loan from Chelsea, Reece James. In that league he makes it look so ridiculously easy. I think he could make the step up. But of course he belongs to Chelsea at the moment.”

Chelsea would surely be reluctant to sell one of their brightest young stars to Liverpool, and with his contract not set to expire until the summer of 2022, according to the club's official website, the west London outfit hold all of the cards.

According to Lawrenson, though, Liverpool should try their luck, nevertheless.

Chelsea's Reece James celebrates scoring from Luke McCormick's corner during  the Chelsea v Derby County Premier League 2 Match  at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2017 in London, England.

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