Despite managing to score more goals (31) than any other Premier League side with 11 games played this season, Liverpool have conceded 11 goals in the process, seven fewer than league leaders Chelsea and five fewer than Manchester City in second place.
With this in mind, it seems as though the club are interested in bolstering their defensive strength during the upcoming January transfer window.
It has recently been reported by Torino Granata, that Liverpool are considering making a move to sign Torino centre-back Gleison Bremer in January, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp apparently following the defender for a significant period of time.
Torino signed Bremer during the 2018 summer transfer window from Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.
Since then, the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, has made 88 appearances for the Italian club across all competitions and has managed to chip in with 11 goals and five assists, which is rather impressive for a defender.
So far this season, Bremer, who has been described as “incredible” in the past by former Torino manager Davide Nicola, has played in all but one of Torino’s Serie A games, showing how important he is to their side, donning the captain’s armband on two occasions.
As well as proving himself as an attacking threat, the Brazilian has racked up an average of 3.9 interceptions, 3.5 clearances per game and 1.9 tackles per game in Serie A so far this season, proving himself a solid defensive unit for them.
In terms of a potential January move to Liverpool, FSG could potentially replicate the same transfer masterclass that saw them bring in Virgil van Dijk back in the 2018 January transfer window, who has since gone on to make 144 appearances for the Reds across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and providing seven assists in the process, not only making him a crucial figure for Klopp’s side at the back but also a goalscoring threat up top, as Bremer has proven himself to be for Torino.
Moving forward, if Liverpool believe adding Bremer to their squad in January could improve their defence, after conceding three goals in their previous Premier League match against West Ham United, then they should definitely explore the possibility of signing him during the upcoming window.
Also, given Bremer’s age and the fact that Van Dijk has now hit the age of 30, there’s every possibility that the Brazilian could well go on to become a long-term replacement for the current Liverpool centre-back.