Liverpool shows interest in Brazilian defender as transfer window nears

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The arrival and passing of Christmas Day signify that Liverpool and other clubs vying for similar trophies this season will soon have an opportunity to enhance their teams. The January transfer window is approaching.

Jürgen Klopp has downplayed the likelihood of Liverpool acquiring a center-back. Thus,stating in a press conference earlier this month. He said: “You always talk about transfers like it is the easiest thing in the world. They all cost money, it must be the right player. We still have four centre-backs. Tell me a club that wants to sell a top, top center-half? Tell me one…”

Following Joël Matip’s ACL injury, which may keep him out until the end of the season, the situation has been compounded by Kostas Tsimikas sustaining a collarbone injury and Andy Robertson remaining unavailable. With Joe Gomez now serving as Liverpool’s primary left-back, Jarell Quansah stands as the sole backup for Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konaté.

Securing additional depth at center-back would significantly ease concerns. And enable Liverpool to compete on all fronts in the latter half of the campaign. Keeping this in perspective, here is the Liverpool.com assessment of the transfer rumors circulating around the Reds today.

Which center back are Liverpool eyeing?

Liverpool has downplayed the likelihood of securing a suitable center-back during the January transfer window. Despite previous links to Bayer Leverkusen star Piero Hincapié. However, with interest in both the Ecuadorian and Jonathan Tah from the Premier League, German outlet Kicker asserts that Xabi Alonso, the manager, will not permit the departure of either player next month.

Jonathan Tah has a release clause valued at $20 million (£16 million/€18 million), which is set to become active in the upcoming summer. Piero Hincapié has seen limited playing time this season. However, the 21-year-old remains highly regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in Europe. Leverkusen, currently leading the Bundesliga, aims to capitalize fully on its favorable position.

Sportitalia journalist Alfredo Pudella reveals that both Liverpool and Fulham have expressed interest in Fluminense defender Nino. Additionally, AS Roma and Feyenoord are among the clubs also exploring the possibility of acquiring his services. For more news on other clubs, such as Real Madrid, keep following us.

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