Liverpool closely monitoring 19-year-old Scottish centre-back

The Merseyside giants are among the teams interested in Jamie Hamilton. The Hamilton Academical centre-back has emerged as a hot prospect in the Scottish market, with many believing that he may soon leave the team.

U21 Scotland international’s current deal expires at the end of the campaign, which has put many teams around England and Scotland on red alert. The likes of Celtic, Newcastle, Leeds, and Burnley, among others, are monitoring Jamie’s situation closely.

But it is the Reds who have expressed major interest in Hamilton as they hope to snap up him on a cut-price deal in winter. A centre-back by trade, the 19-year-old defender has established himself as a crucial member of the Hamilton Academical defensive unit since making his breakthrough in the 2019/20 season.

The Scottish defender has notched up over 60 competitive games for the club and has consistently represented Scotland at the youth level. Standing at 1.88m tall, Jamie has made a solid impression with his imposing presence at the back.

His defensive work rate and commitment have ticked the German manager’s fancy as well, with the report suggesting that the Reds are eyeing the teenager as a possible replacement for Nathaniel Phillips.

After a breakthrough campaign at Liverpool last term, Nathaniel has fallen behind the likes of Konate, van Dijk and Matip in the pecking order this campaign. In an attempt to replace Phillips, the Reds are mainly targeting young centre-backs with loads of potential.