Liverpool signing Dani Alves would be a great stop-gap solution to their current lack of depth at left and right-back but his wages are exorbitant.
The Independent reports that, with Dani Alves still a free agent, the Reds are interested in acquiring his services this summer.
The Brazilian is arguably one of the best right-backs ever to play the game and, while he is 36, he is still good enough to play a bit-part role for Liverpool.
He proved at the Copa America with Brazil that he still has the quality to compete at the top level for at least another season and, if Liverpool are looking for a player that can provide experienced backup for both left- and right-back, Alves could be a clever choice.
He would need to accept a salary cut as he currently earns around £160,000 per week, which he will surely not be offered by Liverpool because he wouldn’t be a starter.
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With Nathaniel Clyne injured and out for several months, and Alberto Moreno no longer at the club after his Liverpool contract expired, Klopp needs at least one more full-back to help prevent injury derailing the Reds’ season.
The Premier League season kicks off in just under two weeks, which gives Klopp very little time to sign Alves or any other players he might have his eye on.
The English transfer window shuts before the season starts to avoid players leaving clubs in a situation where they refuse to play or leave without the possibility of being replaced.