Schuurs speaks out on Liverpool interest – will he move to Anfield?
Perr Schuurs has admitted that he isn’t thinking about a move to Liverpool yet as he wants to remain with Ajax in the short-term to win trophies.
However, Jurgen Klopp believes he needs senior cover for his usual starting pair of Van Dijk and Gomez, and had reportedly identified Perr Schuurs as the perfect recruit for January.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, though, it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere. After the Reds took on Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday, the question was put to Schuurs afterwards about a potential move to Anfield.
“Interest from Liverpool in me? I am not busy with that. I want to win trophies with Ajax first and stay here for a couple of seasons,” he told Dutch outlet SBS6.
21-year-old Schuurs made his debut for Ajax in October of 2018 in an Eredivisie fixture versus AZ.
Even though he is now a highly-coveted young defender, this is still his breakthrough campaign in Amsterdam as last season he was still featuring for Jong Ajax alongside his seven starts in the league. He has started more games in the 2020/21 season already.
With any move for Schuurs now seeming unlikely, Liverpool will have to turn their attentions elsewhere for a new defender.