TRANSFER NEWS: Liverpool Move For £17m Copa America Star

By on July 28, 2011

Liverpool are lining up Porto’s Uruguayan left-back Alvaro Pereira, according to reports.

Red boss Kenny Dalglish is desperate to recruit a top quality full back this summer after Glen Johnson spent the majority of last season covering the left back position.

The Kop legend missed out on Manchester City’s Gael Clichy who opted for a move to Eastlands claiming he stood a better chance of winning trophies at the Manchester club.

Liverpool was also strongly linked with a move for Newcastle United’s Jose Enrique, but has yet to follow up his interest in the Spaniard.

Pereira, who can also play in midfield, was part of the recent Uruguay team that won the 2011 Copa America and would be available for around £17million, but with the Reds already spending over £40million this summer and it’s unlikely the clubs hierarchy will sanction such an expensive purchase for a relatively unknown 25-year old.

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19 Comments

  1. chambers

    July 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

    It would be nice to think that this was possible. Pereira does have more flexibility in where he plays than most which is undoubtedly and “edge” than would be useful in those “reduced men” occasions.His talent is obvious and it would also free up Johnson back to his original role. Alas the price appears a little steep to say the least!

    • Bheko

      July 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

      The price is steep??? how much did we pay for Glen Johnson, Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, and Jordan Henderson? This guy is a World Cup Semi-Finalist, Copa America winner, Europa League Winner, Portuguese League Winner and very versatile in his positions in the team and you think £17m is “steep”? How much where we going to offer the toffees for Baines? £17m would be a bargain for a player with all those accolades, Contraeo has none of those accolades but he went for £25m!

      • dizo

        July 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

        absolutly u spoke like one who have foootball in his blood,u re very correct..they only said the price i steep all bcs the guy is not an English player..but with the type of money being spent on some players ,this guy worth 27m.

  2. Odin

    July 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Well he’s not British so I doubt it’s going to happen

  3. Dr Sain

    July 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Only english players,even when there are better players present.Henderson but not ericssen,downing but not mata.Shelvey, spearing,kelly gets a chance,but not pacheko,ayala, mavinga,nemeth.I really doubt whether in long run many non english player will come to Liverpool!

    • dizo

      July 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      bcs the club has becoming a sentimental club which is going to bring the club down….

  4. vishnu

    July 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

    We all keep hearing reports,etc,where is the actual bid going to be made,or is this just press nonsense.C’mon KD make it happen.

  5. Farouk

    July 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    We need players who are good in the air. Majority of the goals that we ve conceeded comes from corner kicks

  6. Beck

    July 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    D only thine will should do is bliv in kD.kD is choach he will do everythine can make club grown and make fans happy, d only thine i think will should blivs in KD.

  7. Ola

    July 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I surely believe the uruguain star wil b a great asset to liverpool fc if KD sign him.

  8. m kop

    July 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    He would be good. But what is the point of this article exactly?
    To tell us something we already know.
    To say that he is too expensive?

    Porto is not selling for cheap we all know that, either Liverpool has the money and is interested, or they don’t so they can not afford him.

    You can also write an article how good it would be to get Bale and Modric in exchange for Poulsen and Cole and how it is impossible to happen.

    Some of these articles are just waste of time, if not most of them.

  9. cablescavenger

    July 29, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Tired of reading pure speculation.

    Article says Liverpool move for £17m COPA star, but the body says Liverpool are unlikely to sanction a move.

    What the article is really saying is I don’t know anything.

  10. Simon

    July 29, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I think it’s gud 4 us 2 buy him, but get rid of those floops,and make it snapy 2 get the guy.

  11. Reythoughts

    July 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

    With 17 mils.. I rather liverpool go for Mata or a proven 3rd choice striker.. someone like Falco, Lucas Barrios or even Benzema. I think we bid a 8 mils is a more reasonable price for him.

  12. Abdi Ahmed

    July 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Reythoughts

    are you an idiot Falcao and Benzema cost more than for £17 million lets say £28 million for each at the very lowest prcie but whats more funny is you said they would be third choice striker to who exactly because Carroll is shite lol.

    Bheko you are right Pereira is quality better than Baines the onl player better is Cissokho and its funny how much overated british players like Downing, Carroll and Henderson cost with liitle talent and o achievements.

    • Reythoughts

      July 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      Please do not talk like a barbarian and show some respect to someone. It is just a suggestion that this money could be spent more wisely.. of course I would love to see him bought into our squad ahead of the likes of Luis Enrique who is not even in the international squad and please do not act as if you knew tons about the transfer market.
      Mata might be heading to Arsenal for only 15mils.. and he is a world-class winger. Luis Suarez costs us 22mils.. what makes you think the likes of Falcao, Benzema, Barrios cost 28mils. Please think before you type cause your ignorance is laughable.

  13. barry

    July 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    he wil make a great impact 4 d team and d club ingeneral only if d deal is done. More strikers are also needed 2 assist surez

  14. barry

    July 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    we need defenders and strikers. Wat happens 2 christain zapata move 2 liverpool

  15. s'mwell

    July 31, 2011 at 7:55 am

    wow……they think thats alot?? carroll was 35m which was absurd, & same with hendersans price. at least this guy has trophies!!!! 17m seems just about right if not a bargain

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