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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reportedly urged club owners to complete a deal in January for a Serie A center-back.
The Reds have been inclined to bring in defensive reinforcements as both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were ruled out in the long run.
Klopp has hinted that you can dive into the market, particularly with Joel Matip also adding to his troubles in the back.
In fact, the head of the Reds chose to start Jordan Henderson alongside Fabinho at the heart of the defense against Southampton on Monday night.
And according Tuttosport, quoted by Witness Sport, Klopp wants to bring Torino star Gleison Bremer this month.
Liverpool was first linked to the 23-year-old last week, along with Merseyside rivals Everton.
The player was also wanted by Fulham during the summer. However, their stock has risen since the start of the season.
Bremer helped the Turin side secure their second clean sheet of the season when they beat Parma 3-0 at the weekend.
The Brazilian has completed 90 minutes in 12 of Torino’s 15 Serie A games to date. The relegation fighters, however, have conceded the second most goals in the Italian top flight so far.
Bremer joined Torino from Brazilian Atlético Mineiro in the summer of 2018.
The 6-foot-2-inch powerhouse is considered a promising talent that would likely be a quick fix for Liverpool.
The report adds that when people like Van Dijk and Gómez return, a rotation option would be used.
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John Terry almost joined Liverpool
John Terry spent much of his playing career in combat with Liverpool, however it has now been discovered that he was ready to accept a transfer to Anfield.
Terry became a Chelsea legend by winning a large trophy collection with the West London club. But former Liverpool manager Phil Thompson revealed that the center-back was set to move to Merseyside in 2003.
“In the last game of the 2002/03 season, it was a shootout between Liverpool and Chelsea for last place in the Champions League,” said Thompson, a former assistant to Gerard Houllier. Paddy Power’s From The Horse’s Mouth podcast.
“This was just before Roman Abramovich came in (and bought Chelsea). We had heard that Chelsea was in dire straits and they were not going to offer a contract to Frank Lampard or John Terry.
“After the game, while Chelsea were doing a lap of honor, Gerard Houllier told me that Terry was a bit of a player. I agreed, adding that he didn’t think he had been offered a contract.
“So Houllier went and shook John Terry’s hand and asked him ‘how would you like to play for Liverpool?’ and John said, “I’d love to, Mr. Houllier.”
“Then we sent one of our coaches to the players’ lounge and asked John for his agent’s phone number. John said, ‘I’ll do more than that, here’s my personal phone number, ask him to call us.’ Read more…