“There’s not many like him in world football” – Jamie Redknapp backs Liverpool to sign Chelsea star

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Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has backed Liverpool to chase a deal for Chelsea’s soon-to-be out of contract defender Antonio Rudiger.

Rudiger scored the only goal on Wednesday night as Chelsea beat Spurs 1-0 to progress to the Carabao Cup final 3-0 on aggregate.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the second-leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, Redknapp said: “There’s not many like him in world football. A lot of centre-backs now, they’re nice.

“Not many of them are going to be aggressive, kick you, be in for a fight every time you play against them. I think they’re going to look at Rudiger and think that’s what he brings.”

Speaking about a potential move to Liverpool as a free agent, Redknapp added: “I look at my team, Liverpool. You can imagine him alongside Van Dijk.

“He’s free transfer in the summer, not going to cost you any money. Just obviously a massive wage is what he will want.”

Redknapp also highlighted his importance to Chelsea as he stated: “He’s a one off to that extent. If you’re Chelsea, you’re doing everything (to keep him). But from his point of view he’s in a good position, everyone will want him.”

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