Transfer ‘watched’ by Liverpool might explain Jürgen Klopp future plan amid Joe Gomez question

Liverpool is said to be keeping an eye on a 19-year-old Brazilian defender who is earning interest from big sides as Jürgen Klopp plans for the future.

Liverpool is thought to be keeping an eye on young São Paulo center back Lucas Beraldo.

Both Virgil van Dijk and Joël Matip are 32, and Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp will no doubt be making succession plans for the pair in the coming years, with Matip likely the first to go next summer when his contract expires. Meanwhile, Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konaté represent fairly injury-prone options.

According to website 90MIN, Liverpool has set its sights on signing Beraldo, who is also gaining interest from the likes of Bayern Munich, Lyon and Monaco. Beraldo, 19, has emerged as one of São Paulo’s best players in recent times, and the Brazilian side has a fight on its hands in order to keep the defender.

90MIN understands that Wolves had a bid for Beraldo rejected by São Paulo during the summer transfer window and they maintain that Liverpool is keeping an eye on his development over the course of the next few months.

Beraldo is in the mold of modern center backs, insofar as he is adept with the ball at his feet and can keep possession. He has played 14 times for São Paulo this season, scoring once. He’s also been selected for the Brazilian U20s.

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