Liverpool are happy to hold out for James Ward-Prowse

Liverpool will wait for James Ward-Prowse after Southampton stick £50m asking price on their captain with the Reds only wanting to pay half of that as Jurgen Klopp eyes another midfielder

  • Liverpool are preparing to hold out to land James Ward-Prowse in the summer
  • The Southampton skipper is expected to leave following the club’s relegation
  • There is also interest in the English midfielder from Newcastle and West Ham 

Liverpool are prepared to play the waiting game on Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse.

Ward-Prowse, 28, is set to leave St Mary’s this summer after the club were relegated from the Premier League but prospective buyers have so far been put off Saints £50million asking price.

There is a feeling the south coast club will have to drop their asking price nearer the end of the window with Newcastle United and West Ham both monitoring the player’s situation.

Jurgen Klopp wants to add another midfielder having already landed World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton.

Liverpool pulled out of a deal for Real Madrid-bound Jude Bellingham and have said farewell to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Naby Keita at the end of their contracts.

Liverpool are happy to wait in their bid to bring James Ward-Prowse to Anfield this summer

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to bring another midfielder to the club in the transfer window

Despite Ward-Prowse’s age, Liverpool would be tempted at around £25million.

Chelsea’s Mason Mount would be a lot more expensive. The England midfielder has been linked to Manchester United and it’s also possible new Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino asks him to see out the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Ward-Prowse is braced for a new challenge away from the south coast after spending the entirety of his career so far at Southampton.

The Englishman made 409 appearances for the Saints having made his debut for the club 12 years ago, but now looks set to leave after their relegation to the Championship.

Mail Sport previously revealed that there was no relegation clause in Ward-Prowse’s contract at Southampton with his existing deal running until 2026.

The club rejected a £25million offer from Aston Villa last year and believe they can command a higher fee for their star player.

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