Matthijs De Ligt could be a top-class player for a decade if he joined Liverpool, says former Reds defender Jamie Carragher.
Carragher has urged Jurgen Klopp to side to sign the centre-back, who spearhead Ajax’s to the Champions League semi-finals just at the age of 19.
De Ligt’s incredible performance has attracted the attention of top clubs across Europe, and Barcelona is believed to be favourites in the race for signing the £60million defender.
But Carragher desires to see De Ligt play along with fellow Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk at Liverpool.
Klopp’s side is preparing for their second successive Champions League final next month, and also a contender to win the Premier League this weekend.
“I have never seen such a good defender at 19 years old,” said Carragher, in quotes reported by the Liverpool Echo.
“He plays as if he’s 29 and at his peak already.
“You can only imagine how good he will be when he actually is 29.”
Asked if he’d like De Ligt to sign for Liverpool, Carragher said: “I’d love that.”
With Ajax’s Champions League dream over, De Ligt will now be considering his future – and Liverpool could be one of the options.
Ligt has become a centre of attraction after his teams excellent run of play in the Champions League this season.