Liverpool Boss Wants £11m Brazilian to Partner Torres

Not too sure about this one!


The Rumour

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez remains keen on Cruzeiro striker Kleber.

The 25 year-old revealed last month that Liverpool had made an offer for him.

And Globoesporte says Liverpool are still interested and Kleber could be the next to follow new Villarreal signing Nilmar to leave the Brazilian championship for a big European club.

The Source: (Globoesporte as reported on

The Analysis

Many sources have been quoting Rafa as being a big fan of the Cruzeiro striker Kleber for some time and now it appears that Liverpool are keen on putting in another offer to secure the former Dynamo Kiev forward, but I don’t see it happening myself.

Ask any Reds fans and they will tell you that the club could well do with another front man, either to play alongside Fernando Torres or to act as back up. This is no surprising when you consider the club is not overly blessed with other options up front. Dirk Kuyt has done a fantastic job in his new position out on the right but can of course fill in if needed, David N’Gog just doesn’t seem ready for the Premier League yet and I guess Ryan Babel could be used as an out and out striker if needed, in fact it could be a positional move that could resurrect his career.

The club also has some damn fine youngsters coming through in this area most notably in the shape of Krisztián Németh. There is no doubting that Kleber has talent but at 25 he is hardly up and coming and relatively inexperienced when it comes to European football and therefore in many ways would be a risky signing to make.

The Likelihood

Kleber to Liverpool: Don’t see it happening.

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