Lorenzo Melgarejo

Benfica defender Lorenzo Melgarejo

It seems a certainty that Liverpool are looking to increase competition in their squad in the left-back role, ensuring Jose Enrique has some challenge and drive to keep himself going this season.

Reports have circulated that the Reds may make a move for Benfica defender Melgarejo, and this needs to be thought about twice before being completed.

Granted, the player is young and thus will have many seasons to prove his worth, but the Paraguayan is not really ready for first team football in the Premier League, and despite it being apparent he is able to push forward in attack, his defensive credibility is still in question.