With Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk beyond their prime at 32, reinforcements for the next generation are inevitable. Liverpool is in pursuit of a young center back to follow in the footsteps of Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez, and Jarell Quansah.
Chelsea defender Levi Colwill was seen as the first priority this summer, but the England defender has signed a long-term deal with the London club where he grew up.
Liverpool, who continue to look at new center backs, have also shown interest in Sporting defender Gonzalo Inácio.
According to the international media outlet 90min, Liverpool sent a scouting team to the most recent match between Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina to watch the 22-year-old center back play in his first start in a game that was won by a five-goal margin.
He played the full 90 minutes of the game and also provided an assist, a standout performance that should earn him high praise from the scouts.
Will Liverpool make a move for the Portuguese center back this winter or next summer?