Liverpool want The Octopus – report


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Liverpool have been fairly quiet so far this Janaury – actually, Chelsea apart, the same could be said for most of the Premier League clubs. Mucho posturing but little actual cash being shown as yet – expect things to hot up considerably as January comes to an end.

Liverpool have been linked with many and another to enter the speculation fray over the last day is a much sought after defensive midfielder.

The Daily Express reckons that Liverpool will try to muscle in on other suitors (Manchester United and Everton) for the services of Porto player Fernando.

The 26 year old, nicknamed The Octopus due to his leggy style of play, has played for Porto 132 times since joining the club in 2007. He’s a dependable Brazilian who has earned a big reputaion as an excellent shield for the defence. He hasn’t yet played for the Brazil national side but did get a few run outs for the U20s in 2007.

The Express says:

The Brazilian was thought to be close to a move to Serie A side Napoli, having been linked with a number of Italian sides, but it seems that Liverpool have now also thrown their hat into the ring.

Reports in Portugal suggest that the Reds had scouts present for Porto’s match against Benfica on Sunday and the Fernando was the player being monitored.

With the player’s contract set to expire next summer there could well be a move on the cards for Fernando. Let’s have a look at him in action and, Liverpool fans, do you need another defensive midfielder or should you be prioritising other areas of the park?


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  1. Stano

    Jan 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Liverpool always watch players,but never bid on them.I blame that disgusting twat Ian IDIOT Ayre,penny pinching every f*cking deal for FSG ( Who haven’t backed their choice of manager yet in the transfer market ) Rodgers is living off scraps.Either invest in a couple more decent players or f*ck off FSG…

    • AllMightyRed

      Jan 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      It’s easy to lay blame but your not privy to the inner workings of the club & you don’t sit on Ian Ayres shoulder during negotiations so to say you don’t know wtf your talking about would be an understatement!!! Calm yourself down & be patient, the transfer window doesn’t shut today!

  2. marianne jean cassius

    Jan 15, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    lfc needs at least four more players imo .especially a strong dm because i think that all the goals conceded at stoke originated from errors from midfields .if lfc wants to play in cl next yr and do not do what they deem necessary , its a waste of time then .players like suarez will leave the club and it will be harder to recruit world class players ,meaning several steps backward .

    • Stano

      Jan 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Totally agree 😉

  3. DiskoBiskit54

    Jan 15, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Fernando Reges is pure class!

    The DM role is what is preventing Liverpool dominating the smaller teams, which is why the lower lying teams still beat Liverpool or run them down to the wire.

    LFC need Fernando!

    Without this genius in the midfield, FSG and LFC will not see Champions League football for years to come and lose their star players.
    Not to mention kill the spirit of the ever potent Captain Fantastic!

  4. sani

    Jan 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Ayre pls buy us young players that can contribute to development of the club now.bcos good quality will surely come with good price

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