Liverpool started their season with an impressive win at Arsenal, but manager Jurgen Klopp still has some defensive issues to address after conceding three goals and a penalty to the Gunners. The club are now looking at FC Porto’s Bruno Martins Indi to strengthen their defence.
The Reds ran out 4-3 winners in their curtain raiser against Arsenal on Sunday, but Spaniard Alberto Moreno was once again the subject of harsh censure from Liverpool supporters following a poor display. The Spaniard conceded a penalty in the first half after a poor tackle on Theo Walcott and was troubled by the Englishman throughout the game.
Liverpool have long been linked with a move for German international and FC Koln full-back Jonas Hector. However, with no deal on the horizon, the club have now turned their attentions to Portugal and are weighing up a move for Porto centre-back Bruno Martins Indi, according to the Mirror.
The Dutchman has made 71 appearances for Porto since moving from Feyenoord in 2014 for £6.6 million. He has primarily played as a centre-back, but the left-footed Indi is more than adept at playing left-back as well. The club could snap him up for below £20 million, which would make him a bargain signing under the circumstances.
Liverpool fans will be hoping that the club can rope in someone like Indi to address their problems at left-back. Alberto Moreno has struggled since arriving at Anfield from Sevilla in 2014 for £12 million. Moreno has been error prone over the past season and displayed ineptitude once again in the season opener. His current back-up is veteran England midfielder James Milner, who has been played at left-back by Klopp in pre-season. The 30-year-old doesn’t inspire much confidence either and is out with a heel injury at present.
Martins Indi’s versatility could also prove to be beneficial for the club. The likes of Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure have left the club, while Frenchman Mamadou Sakho’s future at Anfield is in doubt after a summer fraught with controversy. The Dutchman could prove to be a good back-up to the first choice duo of Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip. However, his primary role at the club would be to bring some stability at left-back.