Liverpool cooled interest in signing of 19-year-old French defender

Liverpool have allegedly decided against launching a move for Rangers defender Nathan Patterson.

The 19-year-old Frenchman has started to make a name for himself under the manager and Anfield icon Steven Gerrard at Ibrox, banking two goals from 14 matches in all competitions during the 2020-21 term.

However, Nathan has been forced to compete with club captain James Tavernier for the right-back role at Rangers, which has led to both the Reds and Everton being linked with a move.

Now, The Sun states that the Merseyside giants have pulled out of the running to snap up Patterson, which has left the Toffees in pole position to secure a deal for the teenager.

They reportedly could not agree on a deal with the Gers for Patterson during the summer transfer market but are prepared to fork out £10 million to acquire his services this time around.

He is under contract at the Scottish Premiership club until June 2024 but is yet to play a single minute of the top-flight football this term.

Elsewhere, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was allegedly interested in bringing Leeds United star Patrick Bamford to Anfield in the summer.

The 28-year-old netted 17 Premier League goals during a brilliant 2020-21 campaign for the Whites.

According to Goal, before he penned a new five-year contract with the club in August, the Reds approached the league rivals to register their interest but there was never an official proposal from the Reds.