Liverpool started negotiations with 23-year-old Brazilian defender

The Merseyside club have expressed their interest in Torino defender Gleison Bremer, with a transfer being sounded out through intermediaries. The Brazilian centre-back is a January target for Liverpool, as the German coach would be wise to recruit another defender at the mid-season point due to injury nightmares in this position.

The Reds technically came in with a weaker defender core than last campaign as Dejan Lovren was not replaced after his sale, their situation became direr with injuries.

Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both sidelined with long-term knee injuries, whilst injury-prone Joel Matip is on the sidelines again after being forced off in the 60th minute of the draw against West Brom.

Interestingly, the requests that came in for Gleison coincided with a period that saw him left out of two crucial Serie A encounters, in the derby against Juventus and home tie against Udinese.

It’s claimed that the Reds cross-town rivals, Everton, are also interested in the 23-year-old centre-back, with it added that Fulham actually attempted to sign the Brazilian defender in the summer transfer window.

Fulham’s search for recruitments at the heart of the back-line was a hectic one this summer, they ultimately picked Joachim Anderson over Gleison. Interestingly, Torino were actually keen on the Dane as well, but couldn’t sort out a move for the 24-year-old defender because they failed to sell defenders like Armando Izzo and Lyanco.

Gleison has started and played the entire 90 minutes of 11 of the Turin outfit’s 14 Serie A fixtures to date but has been unable to stop the side sitting bottom with a league-high of 32 goals conceded.