Reported Liverpool target Levi Colwill posted a controversial tweet last night that could damage his relationship with Chelsea.
Colwill has emerged as a potential target for Liverpool as they search for a new centre-back this summer. Having enjoyed a good season with Brighton, his stock is on the rise.
Chelsea are reportedly desperate to keep hold of the 20-year-old as they aim for a better season in 2023/24. But on the evidence of his Twitter post last night, Colwill isn’t all that keen to reignite his Blues career.
With Chelsea 4-1 down against Manchester United, Colwill was asked how his evening is going by a Brighton fan. “Brilliant!!!!!” replied the England U21 star, with a smile plastered across his face.
To rub salt in the wound, Colwill posed alongside Chelsea old-boy and current Brighton teammate Billy Gilmour. Perhaps it would be wrong to draw conclusions here, but we think this is pretty clear. Maybe it’s time to pounce, Reds.
Colwill makes himself available
Given Colwill’s comments about his loan move to Brighton earlier in the week, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise. The defender has seemingly forgotten which club he’s contracted to.
From a Liverpool point of view, that obviously may not be a bad thing. Chelsea want to keep Colwill, but on this evidence he simply doesn’t want to be there. The ground may be right for an approach.
But, honestly, we’re not huge fans of what we’re seeing here.
Some supporters may laugh it off as a young man having fun on a night out, and perhaps he meant nothing by the post. But on the strength of his previous comments about ‘forgetting’ that he’s a Chelsea player [The Athletic], last night’s post wasn’t especially subtle. For us, that’s potentially a problem.
Jurgen Klopp operates on a strict ‘no bad eggs’ policy at Liverpool. Not to jump to too many conclusions, but Colwill isn’t exactly showing himself to be the bastion of professionalism here.
So, on the basis of that, and the fact that he hasn’t even been a regular at Brighton, we’re happy for Liverpool to pass him up.
You can only imagine the furore from Brighton here if the shoe were on the other foot, too. Ben White at Leeds springs to mind. That club do not like teams having the temerity to try and buy their players. Steer well clear of this one, we think.