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Liverpool linked with yet Gleison Bremer; 3rd defender in last three weeks

Liverpool want defender Gleison Bremer, according to reports. Do the Reds really want a centre-back, though?

Radio Itatiaia claims Liverpool will challenge Internazionale and AC Milan for Gleison Bremer. The Brazilian currently stars for Torino, building a solid reputation over the last two years.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Liverpool linked with Bremer, either. There were reports back in December that claimed the Reds had eyes there.

And at the time, we thought it was a smart idea. Bremer has an interesting profile as a player – he puts up some very good numbers at a relatively young age.

But this was before Liverpool signed Ibrahima Konate. There was little doubt back in late 2020 that the Reds needed a new centre-back. Now? Not so much.

Liverpool have Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez back. Konate is now here, of course, while Nat Phillips can’t get a game.

Which makes it all very strange that we keep seeing claims they want even more depth.

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Liverpool linked with defender Gleison Bremer

Eurosport believes Liverpool have eyes on Antonio Rudiger. His contract expires in the summer and Chelsea are losing hope on keeping him.

You can read our thoughts on that one here. As with Bremer, though, we don’t see why Liverpool would need him.

But we’re also only a few weeks out from the Daily Mail linking Liverpool with Pape Abou Cisse. The defender is at Olympiacos and, once again, we don’t understand the need.

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Either this is lazy journalism or Liverpool plan on moving someone on. Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez & Konate is a wonderful selection of centre-backs, all of whom can deliver on the big stage. Someone would need to leave before adding to the group is sensible.

The latter two are still very young, too. It’s not as though Liverpool have a need to invest in their long-term. The only way it all makes sense is if there are serious injury concerns about any of them.

There’s no indication that’s the case, however. All four have featured in prominent games this season. If those concerns existed, Liverpool wouldn’t risk them like that.

Three reports from three different sources all within a few weeks mean it’s worth keeping an eye on. But we just can’t see why Liverpool would sign a centre-back at this stage.

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