Liverpool are going to make a signing in the January transfer window. They’ll make at least one, two is possible and would probably be more advisable. The list of potential incomings just keeps growing and growing. Liverpool have now been linked with Gleison Bremer of Torino.
Liverpool need a centre back
The Liverpool defensive crisis is an injury crisis like no other.
In all my years of supporting the Reds I have never seen anything like this.
Jürgen Klopp started the season with three centre backs and is now down to just one – the most unreliable of the bunch fitness wise.
Virgil van Dijk will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured ACL, Joe Gomez will miss a large portion of the campaign with his own knee injury.
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With Joel Matip the last man standing, a January signing is inevitable.
Liverpool want Gleison Bremer
The Liverpool ECHO has claimed that Liverpool want Gleison Bremer from Toriono in the Italian Serie A.
The 23-year-old centre back is said to also be of interest to neighbours Everton.
The ECHO points to three stats that indicate the 23-year-old could handle himself in Klopp’s Liverpool:
- He ranks third for most passes in the Torino squad this season
- He has averaged 3.2 long balls per 90.
- He has made 2.2 interceptions per 90.
These stats tell us he is comfortable on the ball, has a decent passing range and can defend on the front foot.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Gleison Bremer isn’t impossible but we don’t think he’s top of the list.
The likes of Perr Schuurs and Dayot Upamecano appear to be more likely candidates given their experience in the Champions League and at a higher level in the table.
We certainly won’t be ruling this one out though. Michael Edwards has a knack for finding a diamond in the rough – could this little known Brazilian centre back be the director’s latest triumph?