The experienced Brazilian water carrier will be available on a Bosman free transfer at the end of the season.
Liverpool are interested in signing in-demand FC Porto defensive midfielder Fernando, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The Brazilian midfielder has been attracting the attentions of a number of Premier League clubs of late, including both champions Manchester United and the Reds’ fierce city rivals Everton too.
And that is because the player’s current contract with the Portuguese champions now only runs until June 30 2014, meaning that Fernando will be available to purchase on a lucrative free transfer come the end of this campaign.
As a result, it is understood that the Merseyside giants’ head coach Brendan Rodgers sent his scouts over to the Estadio Dragao on Sunday to watch the 26-year-old in action first hand ahead of making a possible move for Fernando next summer, by which time the holding midfielder will be out of contract.
So far this season, Fernando has made 26 appearances in total for Porto in all competitions, creating one assist in the process, and it is widely expected that all three Premier League outfits will make a move for the player at the end of the campaign.