After promoting a generational change in its forward line, Liverpool also began a renewal of its midfielders during the summer transfer window. The team brought in Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister and Hungary’s Dominik Szoboszlai, among others.
The next key reinforcement is in the defensive ranks, especially in the center backs, where a generational change is needed to replace Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, who are now 32 years old and can take on a new era from a mid- to long-term perspective.
Liverpool, who have been in pursuit of a left-handed center back throughout the summer, have also shown interest in Sporting defender Gonzalo Inácio.
The player signed a new contract in August of this year with a termination clause, but Diario de Noticias reported that he will be available for 75% of that amount in this winter transfer window.
The Portuguese left-back has recently become a regular member of the Portuguese national team, and as one of the best left-handed center backs in Europe, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and other strong clubs are all trying to sign him.
The player is believed to have a release clause of €60 million included in his contract, but his club is willing to sell him for a reduced price, which is expected to be 25% of the discounted price.
Liverpool is also interested in other young center backs, not only left-handed players, who are active in Europe.
Will Liverpool really enter the battle for the Portuguese national team defender in earnest?