Arne Slot requests Liverpool to sign Sporting defender Goncalo Inácio

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Liverpool have a varied list of players as they develop their reinforcement plans for next season. Names of a wide variety of players have surfaced and disappeared in the media, and the team is scrutinising the pieces needed to strengthen a squad that has run out of breath in the Premier League this season.

Among them, wide players and centre-backs are seen as priority positions, aiming for a generational change from Jurgen Klopp

And new manager Arne Slot is apparently demanding new clubs to acquire a left-footed centre-back, with Sporting defender Goncalo Inácio at the top of the list, according to the international media outlet CaughtOffside.

The Portuguese defender has been the subject of continuous interest from Liverpool since the start of the season and has made 168 appearances for the club, with plenty of experience playing in the Champions League and Europa League.

He has long been linked with a step up and could leave the club he has been with since 2012 in the summer transfer window. There is an increasing probability that manager Ruben Amorim, who was also briefly linked with a move to Liverpool, will also leave the club, and stories of him leaving Portugal at the same time are also possible.

Will the 22-year-old centre-back, who has the tentacles of a number of megaclubs, head for a new challenge…?