Liverpool Target Serie A Centre Back as Brendan Rodgers Looks to Beef Up Defence

Anfield side line up Brazilian bid.

Italian source CalcioMercato reports that Liverpool are lining up a January move for Udinese centre back Danilo.

Whilst a great deal of the talk that followed the summer transfer window slamming shut revolved around the lack of attacking additions on deadline-day, it appears that Brendan Rodgers also has his sights set on strengthening his defence and has apparently taken interest in 28 year old Brazilian Danilo.

The former Palmeiras enjoyed a solid first season in Serie A and is on the fringes of a senior national team call-up and appears to have caught the eye of the Anfield boss.

Danilo helped his Udinese side to a third place finish and therefore a successful January move for the powerfully built defender may be tougher to achieve if the Stadio Fruili side are still involved in the Champions League when the transfer window re-opens.

Beyond Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger and veteran Jamie Carragher, Rodgers does not have a great many experienced central defensive options and having conceded seven goals in three games one could see why the Liverpool boss would target reinforcements for this area of his squad.

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