‘Desperate’ Liverpool ‘press the most’ for Brazilian defender

Liverpool want to bring Torino defender Gleison Bremer to the Premier League in January, according to reports in Italy.

The Reds are rumoured to be particularly keen on bringing a new centre-back to the club in January after serious injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have left them short at the back.

Last night Liverpool had to start their match with Newcastle United with Fabinho – who is a midfielder by trade – and the relatively inexperienced Nathaniel Phillips as their two centre-backs,


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Joel Matip, who came off injured in their match against West Brom, is expected to be out for around three weeks in another blow to Jurgen Klopp’s rearguard.

There have been calls for Jordan Henderson to play there, while youngster Rhys Williams has played a handful of matches this term.

The Liverpool Echo claimed back in November that Klopp would be extremely interested in the Torino defender Bremer, while Everton were also keen.

And now Corriere Granata journalist Matteo Pedrosi (via Sport Witness) has said that there have been ‘requests’ via ‘intermediaries’ for Bremer.

Those requests have come from England ‘above all, with some insistence’ from the Reds with Liverpool understood to be ‘desperate’ to find centre-back cover.

Like the Echo mentioned in November, Everton have also ‘knocked on the door’ for Bremer but it’s the Reds that ‘press the most’ for the Brazilian.

If Torino receive a ‘concrete and indispensable’ offer from a club they already have a replacement lined up for the 23-year-old.

 

 

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