Liverpool preparing January bid for Brentford full-back Aaron Hickey

Liverpool are among a host of top Premier League clubs interested in signing Brentford full-back Aaron Hickey.

Brentford full-back Aaron Hickey

Aaron Hickey, 21, has impressed at Brentford after signing from Serie A side Bologna in the summer of 2022. He enjoyed a strong debut campaign in the Premier League, making 26 appearances. Following a season-ending knee injury to Rico Henry, the Scotsman is set for a sustained run in the team.

Since making his debut for the Scotland national team in 2022, Hickey has become a crucial member of Steve Clarke’s squad that is almost certain to qualify for the 2024 European Championships. His performances for both club and country have caught the attention of Premier League bigwigs, as well as German champions Bayern Munich.

In addition to Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the exciting full-back, who has started all six Premier League games for Brentford this season. Thomas Frank will definitely loathe losing Hickey midway into the season amid interest from Premier League heavyweights. The Bees would reportedly demand around £50m regarding a deal for Hickey’s potential suitors.

Liverpool preparing a bid for Aaron Hickey in January

Over the summer, Liverpool splashed £145m in revamping the midfield unit that saw the arrivals of Alexis Mac Allister, Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai and Ryan Gravenberch. But while they strengthen their midfield unit, there is another area that needs addressing when the transfer window reopens in January.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is the only natural right-back available at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal, and it’s become apparent that cover and competition for places is desperately required following the England international’s recent hamstring injury. And it looks like Klopp already has a target in mind.

Hickey is a special talent and the potential he has is obvious, with Liverpool one of his potential suitors. The two-footed Scot, who can play in a variety of positions, has stood out at Brentford with his technical skills, energy and pace. Besides being a good passer of the ball, the ex-Bologna man is calm and composed in possession while fulfilling his defensive duties with aplomb.

At Liverpool, Scotland international could take his game to the next level under the stewardship of Klopp, with Hickey a perfect player to provide cover and competition for Alexander-Arnold at right-back. Due to his work rate, energy, and pace to burst down the flank and create chances for his teammates, Hickey would give Klopp a great alternative to Alexander-Arnold.

Despite the 21-year-old full-back having another three years to run on his contract at the Community Stadium, Liverpool must not hesitate to test Brentford’s resolve with an audacious bid in January.

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