Liverpool have already been told they should sign Lutsharel Geertruida amid transfer links

Lutsharel Geertruida of Feyenoord has been linked with Liverpool
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Liverpool have already been told by one of their former players why they should sign Feyenoord star Lutsharel Geertruida.

A report from Dutch publication Algemeen Dagblad on Wednesday claimed that the Reds are interested in signing the defender this summer. The 23-year-old plays right-back for Feyenoord but is also capable of performing at centre-back when needed.

And although speculation linking Geertruida with a move to Anfield is relatively new, Liverpool were actually told more than a year ago that he was a player they should be looking at.

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Speaking exclusively to the ECHO back in April 2023, Anfield icon Dirk Kuyt opened up on the talent in the Eredivisie, saying: “I am a Feyenoord man, and they are doing very well at the moment.

"They have a very good manager in Arne Slot and some of the younger guys like Orkun Kokcu and Lutsharel Geertruida are knocking on the door and playing very well.

“It won’t take long for the interest of top European teams to be there for them. I hope Liverpool is interested in Feyenoord players, and I am an example it can work!

“When I was working as Under-19s coach, Kokcu and Geertruida were in my team at the time. At Ajax you now have the likes of Jurrien Timber and Kenneth Taylor, who we were playing against.

“You know who the talented players are and you can see they are going to have big futures. Gakpo was a great talent and everyone knew from watching him at youth level that he would one day play for a club like Liverpool.”