Anfield boss ready to end left back hunt.
Liverpool are eyeing Porto defender Alvaro Pereira as a solution to their left-back problem.
The Anfield club’s search for a left back has so far proved fruitless.
Liverpool chief Damien Comolli has now turned to Pereira, who is teammates with Luis Suarez in the Uruguay national team.
Pereira, 25, has a buy-out clause of £18 million in his Porto contract.
CaughtOffside exclusively broke the story on Liverpool’s interest in Uruguayan international Alvaro Periera and it appears that speculation surrounding a move to Anfield is growing. The FC Porto wide-man is currently in Argentina on Copa America duty and has been in fine form helping his country to the final where they will take on Paraguay on the weekend.
The 25 year old left back, who can also play in a more advanced wide role, is thought to be a player that director football Damien Comolli has been scouting for some time and now the Merseyside club are readying a bid for the former Cluj defender.
A number of FC Porto players have been linked with a move away from the Portuguese giants following the departure of boss Andre Villas-Boas to Chelsea, with Radamel Falcao and Fredy Guarín both reportedly targeted by the new Blues boss.
Liverpool are keen to bring in a left back having used a number of players in that role last season. Paul Konchesky, Fabio Aurelio, Glen Johnson, Jack Robinson and Danny Wilson were all used last term by Dalglish and his predecessor Roy Hodgson and the Scot is thought to be running the rule on Emiliano Insua but the Argentine international is unlikely to be a first choice starter, hence the need to bring a new addition to the club.
Dalglish has already snapped up Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Doni and Stewart Downing this summer but is still looking to spend to further improve his squad ahead of the new season when he will hope Liverpool can challenge for a spot in the top four.