Liverpool targeting central defender with £45m release clause

According to The Sun, Jurgen Klopp likes the Porto defender who, according to O Jogo, will cost £68 million if any team wants him in the winter transfer window.

If signed the in-demand Porto star Jurgen Klopp would have Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eder Militao and Andy Robertson.

That is a good defence – including Alisson Becker – and one that could maybe even help last season’s Champions League runners-up go one better this campaign.

Joe Gomez, Van Dijk’s best centre-back partner, is brilliant, but the 20-year-old Brazilian and the Netherland international is something else altogether, and if it is feasible, Jurgen Klopp should get it done.

Despite only conceding ten goals in 22 Premier League matches, it’s been a different story for the Merseysiders in the Champions League.

The Premier League leaders conceded seven times in six group-stage outings this term, and Sixteen teams in the competition have shipped the same amount or fewer.

Liverpool do not have the best defence on the continent, but they might if the German manager signs Eder Militao, who is actively monitored by Manchester United.