Liverpool eyeing move for 6 ft 3 Ajax defender

Highly-rated Ajax centre-back Perr Schuurs has insisted that he is not planning to make a move away from the Eredivisie amid Liverpool interest.

With the Merseyside Reds hit with an injury crisis in the backline, Schuurs – who is considered a top prospect in Europe has been touted as an immediate solution to Jurgen Klopp’s defensive problems.

The Dutch centre-back has already turned out for Eredicisie champions against the Merseyside Reds in the Champions League this year, however, Schuurs has now affirmed that he is happy in the Netherlands and will not be looking to making switch to Anfield in the nearby future.

In quotes attributed to the¬†Liverpool Echo, Schuurs said: “I am now a starting player which was my goal beforehand. I am very happy about that. I feel at home here.

“I’m not really in favour of going abroad early. I feel at home here so I want to play here for a few more seasons. It is not always fun to read [criticism]. You know when you play at Ajax that you are under a magnifying glass. But if you come out well, you will only be appreciated more.”

Schuurs has already played 20 games for Ajax this campaign after becoming a first-team regular, however, the Dutch centre-back is about to enter the final 18 months of his current contract with the Eredivisie giants.