If I were Liverpool, I would sign the £160k-per-week Champions League winner says the former Anfield  star

Don Hutchison, a former defender for Liverpool, has pleaded with the Reds to sign a player who just helped Manchester City win the Champions League.

The 52-year-old took to Twitter on Friday night to issue his transfer plea to Jorg Schmadtke and co, tweeting: “If I were Liverpool I’d [sic] be signing Kyle Walker in a heartbeat”.

The future of the England right-back may be uncertain given that his hometown club Sheffield United is reportedly interested in signing him before their return to the Premier League. The right-back was a late substitute in last week’s European final in Istanbul as Pep Guardiola’s team won the treble.

Given that Walker turned 33 at the end of May and only has one year left on his £160,000-per-week contract with the Etihad Stadium (FBref), City may believe that this summer is their best opportunity to sell him.

Few players in world football can match the pedigree of the Englishman, who has played more than 600 times in his career at the club and international levels combined and won 14 trophies while playing for Manchester United .

There could possibly be an opening at right-back for Liverpool as well if Jurgen Klopp continues to utilise Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield, a tactical shift which was also made to good effect by Gareth Southgate for England on Friday night.

Although Fabrizio Romano recently told CaughtOffside that the Merseysiders aren’t prioritizing right-back additions in the summer transfer window, City may be quite reluctant to let the player join one of their main domestic rivals in the Reds.

Also, it’s hard to see LFC moving for a 33-year-old who could be available as a free agent next year, so Hutchison’s transfer plea seems unlikely to become a reality, even if it’s quite understandable why the Scot hopes his former club would be all over a possible move for Walker.

Igbo Kennedy

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