Report – Declan Rice Emerges as a Target for Liverpool

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Written by Martin Graham | 26 April 2022

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has been touted as a potential transfer target for Liverpool according to English journalist Dean Jones.

Declan Rice has been one of the Premier League’s most underrated players in the past three seasons, and at just 23 years old, the England player is already a staple in England’s midfield and is attracting the interest of a number of top clubs.

He’s gone from strength to strength under David Moyes and was a key factor in his stellar Premier League run last season that saw them fall just short of the UEFA Champions League. They also have a great chance of winning their first ever European title due to his amazing performances in the middle of the garden against some of the best European teams in the UEFA Europa League.

He has been linked with a move away from West Ham in London since last season, with his childhood club Chelsea being at the forefront of those links. Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked with a move for the midfielder in recent months.

Rice, who has two years left on his current contract with West Ham, has also rejected two offers of contract renewals from West Ham. The midfielder wants to walk away from the club in favor of one of the top clubs that can guarantee him the UEFA Champions League and trophies.

Last March, Moyes made it clear that Rice would cost at least £150m in a bid to keep the sharks off his back and end the press’ constant questions about the midfielder’s future.

Reports say Klopp wants Rice

Rice’s latest rejection of a contract has now led to the club deciding to accept a £150m bid from any club for the midfielder while he still has two years to spend at the London Stadium as per his contract.

Journalist Dean Jones is now claiming that Liverpool could enter the race alongside Man United, Man City and Chelsea. His comments support previous allegations from football inside The Reds are considering a move for the 23-year-old because Jurgen Klopp loves him.

Jones said JeffMisportOf course, they would be interested in Declan Rice because if Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have this player on their radar, you should at least kind of think about whether you’ll need him.

If there are any facts about Jones and Fulltop Insider’s allegations, Rice may come in to replace 36-year-old James Milner, who is expected to leave Anfield at the end of the season. He will also arrive in a highly talented but injury-prone midfield that includes Thiago Alcantara, Alexander Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.

However, as a defensive midfielder, Rice will provide strong competition to Fabinho, who is Liverpool’s only defensive midfielder if the move pays off.

Martin Graham is a sports writer for the MFF Forum