Felipe Luis’ contract with Atletico Madrid expires at the end of June and while he is almost 33 years of age, Liverpool should sign him.
The former Chelsea left-back has moved past the prime years of his career and is well on his way to retirement but that said, he could still offer some value in the right circumstances.
Given his age and fading abilities, the Brazilian will likely be open to a squad role at a club that can afford his wages and offer him the chance to end his career on a high by winning silverware.
Liverpool are one of the best placed clubs in the world to offer that to him and it would be a deal that suits everyone involved.
The fullback can be signed with no risk at all on a two-year deal which will give the Reds the time and space to line up a replacement with more longevity.
If Klopp’s reported interest in Junior Firpo is genuine, the German would be wise to wait a year or two and let the left-back’s transfer fee decrease before signing him in 2020 or 2021.
In the meantime, Felipe Luis would offer the quality and experience needed as deputy to Andy Robertson while not presenting a financial risk to the savvy recruitment team that FSG has in place at Anfield.
Firpo is under contract at Real Betis until 2023 and although his contract has a £45million release clause, if a year or two pass, the La Liga outfit might be pressured into losing him for less.
All things considered, it makes little sense to spend close to what Naby Keita cost on a reserve left-back.