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Report: Liverpool and Everton knock on Serie A side's door for Brazilian powerhouse

Italian website Corriere Granata have claimed that both Liverpool and Everton have ‘knocked on the door’ for Torino’s Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer after an excellent start to 2020-21, ahead of the January transfer window.

Bremer, 23, joined Torino in the summer of 2018 from Atletico Mineiro but made a slow start to life in Italy. Just seven appearances came his way in all competitions during 2018-19, but last season he made much more of an impact.

Indeed, the Brazilian played 35 times in all competitions for Torino – even scoring five goals for the Serie A outfit. He has continued to remain a crucial part of the team this season, starting and finishing 11 of Torino’s 14 league games.

The report claims both Liverpool and Everton have caught wind of the impressive centre-back’s performances and have knocked on the door ahead of January. TransferMarkt claim Bremer is represented by the same company as Harry Wilson.

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TBR’s view – Liverpool clearly need Bremer more

Even with Everton using a back four that incorporates all four of their central defenders. Ben Godfrey – who played at centre-back with Norwich and is naturally best in the middle of the defence – is being used as a makeshift left-back.

At right-back, Mason Holgate is impressing as Michael Keane and Yerry Mina remain in the middle. Everton have four good central defenders and do not need another, even if they are using all four in the starting line-up.

Liverpool need a centre-back and one that is happy to sit on the bench. Bremer could be ideal, given that he would improve Liverpool right now given the injuries – but would be happy to act as cover when Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez return.

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