Torino’s Gleison Bremer is reportedly one of the centre-backs that Liverpool have been monitoring, and the Brazilian could be an excellent addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
According to The Athletic’s Liverpool reporter James Pearce, Bremer is one of three centre-backs that Liverpool have been keeping tabs on.
The report suggests that the Reds have been monitoring his progress in Italy closely for the past few months but no official approach has been made.
Bremer has been a regular with Torino since joining from Atletico Mineiro in 2018, having made 60 appearances for La Granata, in which he has contributed seven goals and three assists.
WhoScored suggests that the 23-year-old’s main strengths include his tackling and interceptions which is emphasised by the fact that he has averaged more interceptions (2.1) per game than any Liverpool player this season.
Bremer is currently valued at just £5.4 million by Transfermarkt but given that his contract with Torino isn’t set to expire in 2023, combined with Liverpool’s desperation for a centre-back, he is unlikely to be that cheap should the Reds make an approach.
Whilst WhoScored also suggest that passing is one of the centre-back’s weaknesses, his pass success rate and number of passes per game has significantly increased this season, suggesting that it is something he is improving on.
Being a centre-back in Klopp’s side relies on having ability on the ball but his pass success rate this season (86.2%), is better than Nathaniel Phillips has managed, suggesting that he could still be utilised by Klopp.
He also wins the same amount of duels per game on average as Joel Matip (2.3), which suggests that he is not held back by being just 6 foot tall, which is relatively short for a centre-back.
Considering he is a regular in Serie A and only 23, it seems clear that he would also be a better option for the Reds than Arsenal outcast Shkodran Mustafi, who has also been touted as a potential signing.
Bremer outscores the German when it comes to tackles, interceptions and pass success rate if we look at Mustafi’s stats from the Premier League last season.
Therefore, if Bremer could replicate his form from Serie A in the Premier League, he could be a solid addition to Klopp’s side, so Michael Edwards should seriously consider bringing him to Anfield before Monday’s deadline.
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