Celtic tipped to make move for Liverpool left-back

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Celtic could do with reinforcements in a number of areas on the pitch. Left-back has to be considered one of them. Greg Taylor has failed to match the form that he showed under the management of Ange Postecoglou. On the other hand, Alexandro Bernabei does not seem to be a major part of Brendan Rodgers' plans.

Tiago Araujo of Estoril is someone who Celtic have been linked with recently. It is expected to take a transfer fee around £4 million to sign the Portuguese left-back.

The club must have alternative targets at left-back as well though. And a Liverpool player, currently on loan at Dundee FC, has been suggested as a potential candidate.

The player in question is Owen Beck. As reported by Football Scotland, Kenny Miller told BBC Sportsound:

"I'm looking forward to seeing Owen Beck today. The games that I've seen him this year he's been absolutely outstanding. This goes again to show the loans and opportunities that can be presented, from the big clubs in England up to Scotland to play.

"I would expect, for me, maybe the big two up here to be having a look at this player. Both of them could do with a player in that area of the pitch and he's been outstanding."

Celtic tipped to make move for Liverpool left-back

Beck is 21 years of age and has been doing well on loan at Dundee FC. It is hard to see that translate into first-team opportunities at Liverpool though.

Jurgen Klopp has players like Andrew Robertson, Konstantinos Tsimikas and Joe Gomez as options at left-back. So, it is hard to see someone like Beck moving ahead of them in the pecking order anytime soon, even though he has made a couple of appearances for Liverpool already.

Beck's current deal with Liverpool is believed to run until the summer of 2026. Thus, a permanent transfer or a loan deal with an option to buy might make sense for Celtic next summer, if the two parties are interested in parting ways.

Of course, it is one thing to do well at Dundee FC and a completely different thing to succeed at Celtic. So, it would be up to the recruitment team and whether they think someone like Beck can get the job done at Parkhead.