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Brendan Rodgers has been urged by Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson to snap up Southampton starlet Calum Chambers.
The youngster shone for the Saints last season after consolidated his place in the line-up under former boss Mauricio Pochettino, and had even been tipped as a wildcard selection for England's 23-man World Cup squad.
With Glen Johnson approaching 30 and Jon Flanagan having made the switch to left-back, Liverpool have been chasing, without much success, the signature of Sevilla's Alberto Moreno.
However Lawrenson believes Rodgers should abandon his pursuit of the expensive Spaniard and instead focused on bringing Chambers to Anfield, where he would link up with Rickie Lambert and even possibly Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren if they too decide to make the switch from St Mary's.
He told the Liverpool Echo: "If I were Liverpool I would still want to hold on to [Johnson]. At the moment there are very few players available in that position that are actually better than him.
"The best thing to do would be to get a youngster like Calum Chambers from Southampton. Give Johnson another year and allow someone like Chambers to really compete and push him for a place in the starting XI."