Liverpool Set To Bid For Chilean World Cup Star

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Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for Juventus right back Mauricio Isla, who is impressing at the World Cup.

Chilean full back Mauricio Isla was particularly impressive for Chile as they dumped defending champions Spain out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and it now looks as though the Juventus man could be heading for a move to Liverpool.

According to reports in the Daily Start today, Brendan Rodgers is looking to secure a long-term replacement for current right back Glen Johnson, who has just twelve months remaining on his current contract at Anfield.

Isla is famed for his rampaging runs forward from right back, something that he has really been allowed to bring to the fore within a Chilean side who have been one of few teams to deploy wing backs in the tournament.

The 26 year-old was first brought to European football by Udinese as a teenager from Chilean side Universidad Catolica, going on to make more than 100 appearances for the Serie A side before moving on to Juventus.

Despite winning the Serie A title in three consecutive seasons with the Turin club, Isla has failed to fully establish himself at the Old Lady, largely due to the impressive form of Swiss international Stephane Lichtsteiner at right wing-back.

With Lichtsteiner heading into his thirties, however, it is unclear whether Juventus are looking to keep hold of Isla as a long-term replacement for the former Lazio man or whether Antonio Conte is willing to cash in should Liverpool come calling.

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