Junior Firpo could be a better signing for Liverpool than Ryan Sessegnon

Real Betis Balompie defender Junior Firpo (20) celebrates scoring the goal during the match FC Barcelona against Real Betis Balompie, for the round 12 of the Liga Santander, played at Camp...

Liverpool are reportedly eyeing Junior Firpo.

Junior Firpo of Real Betis Balompie celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and Real Sociedad at Estadio Benito Villamari on DECEMBER 2, 2018 in...

Liverpool are showing interest in Real Betis star Junior Firpo, report Estadio Deportivo.

Firpo is an intriguing option for the Reds and has shone this season in  La Liga.

He could fulfil two roles for Liverpool, competing for positions at both left-back and on the wing.

 

It is this versatility which will appeal for the Reds, as they seek to add a back-up to Andy Robertson.

For a top level player to sign as a back-up, it's a tough sell, so Firpo potentially getting chances to play further forward as he has done at Betis this season will work well.

Hector Junior Firpo Adames of Real Betis Balompie reacts during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Betis Balompie at Wanda Metropolitano on October 7, 2018 in...

Ryan Sessegnon is another player who would fit the same mould, but Bleacher Report suggest Liverpool believe he is set to sign with Tottenham instead and are focusing their efforts elsewhere.

SkySports report Betis value Firpo at £45 million, which is the sort of fee Fulham are seeking for Sessegnon.

Spain under-21 international Firpo might well be the better player, and has had a more successful season in the top flight than the England prospect.

He scored against Barcelona and set up a goal against Real Madrid this past season.

At just 22, he is an exciting prospect, and one who will make Liverpool a stronger side if they pursue a deal.

 

Hector Junior Firpo Adames (R) of Real Betis competes for the ball with Andrew Hjulsager of RC Celta de Vigo during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and RC Celta de Vigo at...

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