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Ben White told

Brighton defender Ben White has been urged to join Liverpool over Leeds.

The centre-half's former coach Michael Flynn has said White should be looking to sign for the Premier League champions after being linked with a move to both clubs.

“I’d love to see him at Liverpool. I know Pep Lijnders, the assistant, he’s an unbelievable coach," he told TalkSport2 as cited here.

“So I know he will help Ben improve. He’s got to do what’s best for Ben White. That could be getting a season in the Premier League with regular games at Brighton, which I think he could do.

“Graham Potter might want to keep him and bring him on and then sell him for more money after a year in the Premier League.

“That’s a decision for Ben, but for biased reasons, I’d be edging him towards Liverpool."

Ben White playing for Leeds United (Image: PA)

Viva Super Cup glory

I weirdly had a dream about the Super Cup last night.

No idea why.

Then I saw it was one year ago?!

I was so happy Liverpool won this. I actually found out they'd won when I landed in Las Vegas.

I cheered loudly when I googled the score and saw a win on penalties! People on the plane looked at me like 'well she's excited to be in Vegas'.

I was. I really was.

Liverpool stance on Thiago

Liverpool have not opened talks over a transfer for Thiago Alcantara, despite Bayern Munich’s efforts to drum up interest in the midfielder.

Reports in Germany have suggested the Reds have made contact with the Bundesliga champions over a move for the Spain international, who has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield this summer.

Bayern are said to have dropped their valuation for the 29-year-old down to around £27million, with Liverpool having been reported as willing to pay just over £22million.

But the Echo understands the club have not opened talks with Bayern, and the Reds have not moved on their stance that Thiago is not an active target.

Thiago Alcantara has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer
(Image: Getty Images)

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