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Liverpool are set to battle European giants for Premier League left-back in the transfer window

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By Siddharth Juyal

Liverpool are ready to battle AC Milan and Chelsea to sign Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson during the summer transfer window

Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson is a transfer target for Liverpool amid interest from European clubs like Chelsea and AC Milan. Robinson has been a pivotal part of Fulham since joining the club from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2020.

The 26-year-old played an important role in helping the London club reach the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup competition. Fulham lost the semi-finals against the Reds who eventually won the tournament to secure their first trophy of the season.

Standing at 1.83 metres, Robinson possesses the athleticism necessary for success in the physically demanding Premier League. He uses his speed, dribbling and close control to overlap the attacking players and aid them in the attacking phases.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Antonee Robinson of Fulham in action during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on January 30, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Fulham left-back Antonee Robinson is a Liverpool transfer target for the summer. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

His directness is a constant threat for the opponents and the 26-year-old has the technique to make precise crosses. The USA international has made 33 appearances in all competitions, contributing with six assists this season.

Fichajes reported that Liverpool, along with Milan and Chelsea, are showing interest in Robinson, placing them among the top European clubs. Given the rise in his reputation and consistent form, the competition will be intense for the player’s signature.

Liverpool’s specialist left-backs Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas suffered a long-term injury during this season, leaving a big hole. Robertson suffered a dislocated shoulder during the October international break that kept him out until January.

Tsimikas suffered an injury in December during the Premier League clash with Arsenal after a malicious tackle from Bukayo Saka. The Greek international returned to action in February, bolstering the team amid the severe injury crisis they are facing.

Joe Gomez played as a make-shift left-back during the absence of Robertson and Tsimikas, delivering strong and consistent performances. The Reds currently have a strong hold on the left-back position unless any player chooses to depart from the club.

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While Robinson is a good option for Liverpool, he is not a necessity as things stand. Robinson’s high desirability as a coveted American left-back could potentially drive up his asking price in an already inflated market. Meanwhile, Liverpool needs a successor for departing manager Jurgen Klopp and a new sporting director before they implement any transfer plans.