Liverpool, who targeted left-handed center backs in this summer’s transfer market, reported interest in various center backs, including England defender Levi Colwill, who renewed his contract with to Chelsea, and Netherlands defender Mickey van de Ven, who moved to Tottenham Hotspur.
Recently, there has been a flurry of interest in the departure of Portuguese defender Gonzalo Inácio from Sporting, while there have been rumors of interest in 19-year-old defender Lucas Berardo, who plays for Sao Paulo.
However, the reports are untrue, according to Fabrizio Romano, a well-informed transfer source.
“There has been talk of Liverpool being interested in signing Brazilian youngster Lucas Beraldo from Sao Paulo,”
“However, I’m not hearing anything – not aware of that or of any negotiations for him at this stage.”
“Liverpool are always linked with many players but there’s nothing concrete so far. He’s very good player, a talented young centre-back. I like him, but I think he probably needs one more step before joining a super top club like Liverpool.”Caught Offside
Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk are both 32 years old and in veteran territory, and Joe Gomez continues to be used as a utility player, either at right back or left back.
Ibrahima Konate has also not gotten out of the habit of repeatedly sustaining minor injuries.
In addition, young defender Jarell Quansah is also right-handed, and with all of the players using their right foot as their dominant foot, the team should have one option for a left-handed center back.
Liverpool’s next point of reinforcement is seen as the final line, as they have worked on a generational change in the forwards and midfielders, but which player will they bring into the team instead of a young Brazilian center back…?