Liverpool eager to secure signing of £35million Brazilian

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool used James Milner as the first choice left back in the 2016-17 season. Before the start of last season, Klopp opted to sign Andrew Robertson from Hull City and the Scottish international has proved to be a hit.

Spanish international Alberto Moreno is the second choice left back in the team. The former Sevilla star has been inconsistent in the back line and therefore, Liverpool are looking to further strengthen the position by signing another LB.

Back in July, Correio da Manha reported that Liverpool are interested in signing Brazilian international and Porto star Alex Telles, who has got a release clause of 40 million euros (£35million) in his contract.

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Now, reports suggest that Reds are still eager to secure the signing of the highly rated full-back and their scouts were present to monitor his performance for Porto in the mid-week Champions League contest (Plymouth Herald).

The 25-year-old star was fantastic for the Primeira Liga giants in the title winning campaign last season. The South American was brilliant in the defense and also productive in the offense. The former Galatasaray defender played 45 games for the Portuguese champions, scored 4 goals and provided 20 assists.

In the current campaign, so far, in 10 outings in all competitions, Telles has directly contributed in 4 goals (1 goal and 3 assists). Robertson has provided 3 assists so far in 9 games for the Merseysiders this season.

The Reds lost their last contest vs Napoli in the Champions League and they badly missed someone like Coutinho, who can operate the ball in the opposition half under pressure. In my opinion, Klopp should first look to replace the Brazilian in the winter transfer window.

In your opinion, do Liverpool need another left back? Should Klopp splash the cash to sign Telles?