Klopp Looking To Solve Left-back Issues With The Signature Of £22m Brazilian

Emerson Palmieri

Liverpool are set to strengthen their defence with a move for a rising Brazilian star but before we start thinking that a quality centre-back is coming into Anfield, we seem to be in the running for Emerson Palmieri of AS Roma, who is a left-back.

Now we all remember that Andrew Robertson was signed at the start of the season but the former Hull City player has not seen a lot of playing time and more often than not, it has been the revitalised Alberto Moreno who has been galloping down the left and helping the attack.

The Spaniard has been great for us this season but it seems like Jurgen Klopp wants to add more firepower to our left-back slot and is ready to make a move for the 23-year-old Brazilian.

A report on Corriere dello Sport (h/t Football Talk) claims that we have already held talks for signing the 23-year-old. The player does have a few injury issues and is yet to play a game for the Serie A giants this season.

The 23-year-old might be one of the rising stars in Brazilian football but his injury record seems to have had an impact on his release clause, with the report suggesting that we might be looking to pay less than £22million to sign the man.

However, this report does seem to be a little out of place given that Robertson has received somewhat of a backing from Klopp in recent weeks and there is no doubt that the Scot will get a few games under his belt during the tough winter period.

Klopp will have to rotate his side around to keep them fresh, something we saw in the line-up against Stoke City in midweek.

Moreno might be playing more than Robertson and even though they aren’t the best in the world, we doubt if Palmieri can be the player to solve our defensive issues or even be an upgrade on our current pair.

This seems to be another random rumour coming out from Italy and unless Palmieri plays and comes back to regular first-team football, there is no chance he would be making a move to Liverpool.