The move for Sessegnon, according to the Independent, will be the first in a number of acquisitions as Jurgen Klopp seeks up to five new signings for his Liverpool squad.
Ryan Sessegnon has been reaffirmed as Liverpool’s priority left-back target this summer with Alberto Moreno now looking certain to leave the club.
Hull City’s Andy Robertson is another player that has been linked with a move to Merseyside but the ECHO’s James Pearce reports that it’s a move that is “is unlikely to materialise” due to the fact that Liverpool doesn’t intend to follow up on their interest.
The Reds have also been given hope after Sessegnon was reported to have rejected professional terms with the Cottagers, who lost to Reading in Championship playoffs this past Tuesday.
Should the young fullback sign for Liverpool, he would compete with James Milner to be the club’s starting fullback.
His team’s subsequent elimination at the hands of Reading means Sessegnon will be left with a hard decision to make in terms of whether or not to make the step up to the Premier League.
Sessegnon, who celebrated his 17th birthday on Thursday, played 27 times for Fulham this season scoring seven goals in the process.
Sessegnon has become one of the hottest properties outside of the Premier League after enjoying a superb breakthrough campaign at Craven Cottage that’s seen him score 7 goals and provide 5 assists in his 31 appearances.
There are yet to be any concrete reports regarding Liverpool’s interest in signing an experienced full-back this summer wich could indicate the Jürgen Klopp will use Milner as his go-to man again next season.
The teenager has been with Fulham since he was just nine-years-old and has established himself in the first team after progressing through the youth ranks while he has also represented England at several youth levels.
This would suggest that Milner is set to keep his place as first choice left-back next season, with 17-year-old Sessegnon serving as his deputy.