Liverpool are interested in Torino defender Gleison Bremer and are said to be among the clubs to have made “informal enquiries” recently.
While Jürgen Klopp’s side is blessed with fantastic options in defence, it seems as though the work behind the scenes doesn’t stop as Goal reports that Liverpool are interested in the 25-year-old.
Il Toro are 11th in the table and have conceded 30 goals this season in the league but Bremer has been outstanding.
He’s quick, very strong and as you would expect from a potential Liverpool centre-back, he can handle himself 1v1 in wide areas.
Standing at 1.88m, he’s a threat in both boxes but is still able to travel along the pitch with more speed than most centre-backs.
He is prone to diving into tackles without care at times so that’s a habit that needs taking care of but at 25, he’s quite young for a centre-half and would have plenty of time to grow at Anfield.
Bremer is valued at €25million (£21m), Goal reports, and given the depth in defence at Liverpool, he’d only be seriously considered this summer and while the Reds have made “informal enquiries in recent weeks”, a move is not yet on the cards.
Reportedly, a move for the centre-back would depend on outgoings as Klopp simply has too many options right now to consider signing another centre-back.
It’s ironic given the contrast compared to where the German manager was a year ago.
Virgil van Dijk was on the sidelines with an ACL injury, Joe Gomez was out with a patella tendon rupture while Joel Matip was ruled out with an ankle injury.
Now, all three are fit and Ibrahima Konate’s arrival in the summer has provided extra competition and depth for Klopp to make use of so it’s clear to see why a new central defender is not currently a priority.
But with Gomez battling to force his way into the side, Liverpool could re-enter the market should the Englishman leave this summer.
Goal reports that the former Charlton Athletic star is “determined to stay on Merseyside, and that he is still viewed by Jurgen Klopp as part of Liverpool’s long-term plans.”