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Liverpool Set Sights On £17.5m Rated Uruguayan Wing Back

Anfield keen on FC Porto star.

Liverpool are considering a move for highly rated Uruguayan wing back Alvaro Pereira and have scouts monitoring his performances at the Copa America finals where the FC Porto star has been displaying good form.

The adaptable wide-man is one of many Estádio do Dragão stars considering their futures at the Portuguese side following the departure of boss Andre Villas Boas to Chelsea. Pareira has been a regular on the left side of the Porto defence for the past two seasons and helped his side to a domestic double as well as a Europa League success.

Liverpool have been linked with a number of potential purchases to resolve the left back problem area but failed to persuade Gael Clichy to move to Anfield, the Frenchman opting for Man City, and moves to capture Everton’s Leighton Baines and Newcastle United’s Jose Enrique have thus far failed to bear fruit.

Director of football Damien Comolli is thought to be a big admirer of Parreira and the fact that fellow Uruguayan international Luis Suarez is also at the club may help in any pursuit of the former Argentinos Junior and Cluj full back.

Pareira is thought be valued at a fairly high price of €20m (£17.5m) by FC Porto, who are keen to get the maximum price for any of those players they feel could leave the club following Villas-Boas’s exit. New boss Vítor Pereira is already reportedly trying to fight off Chelsea interest in Colombian pair Radamel Falcao and
Fredy Guarín.

Liverpool tried to fill the left back role with many options last term and the likes of Paul Konchesky, Fabio Aurelio and Emilio Insua have all failed to impress Dalglish and the Scot had to at times last season play Glen Johnson and Danny Wilson out of position but is keen to bring in a strong character to fill the role.

Perreira has been very impressive during the current Copa America competition, netting twice and guiding Uruguay to a Quarter Final berth and the Montevideo born 25 year old has the added benefit of being able to fill a more advanced role on the left side if needed.

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