Liverpool transfer blow as Ajax defender Perr Schuurs vows to stay put for 'couple more seasons'

LIVERPOOL target Perr Schuurs has dealt Jurgen Klopp a blow – by pledging his immediate future to Ajax.

The Dutch centre-back is high on the Reds' wish list after an outstanding spell with the Amsterdam giants.

Schuurs has seen his value rocket to £27million with a series of superb displays for the Eredivisie champions.

Anfield boss Klopp is eager to land the 21-year-old next month after seeing his squad plagued by injuries – with Dutch defensive rock Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the season with knee damage.

Schuurs impressed yet again in Ajax's harsh 1-0 Champions League defeat at Anfield on Tuesday.

Afterwards Dutch broadcasters quizzed him about Liverpool's interest.

Schuurs told Ziggo Sport: "I have heard and read the stories as well.

"But this is just my first season as a first-team regular for Ajax.

"I still want to play a couple more seasons for them, and to help them win trophies.

"So I am not that concerned about the rumours."

Schuurs joined Ajax in 2018 from hometown club Fortuna Sittard – having captained the second-tier club aged 17.

He was called into Holland's senior squad for their September clashes with Poland and Italy.

Sport is firmly in his family DNA, with dad Lambert having played in Holland's handball team and sister Demi a tennis professional.

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