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 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?
Follow us on Twitter @soccersweep10