Having lost their prime transfer target Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Dortmund, Liverpool are looking for top quality alternatives. Brendan Rodgers wants to add an attacking midfielder to the lineup for next season and reports suggest that another Brazilian is considered as a solution.
According to SportsDirect, LFC are to bid for versatile winger Bernard who directly contributed in 27 goals in the last calendar year. The Brazil international plays for Atletico Mineiro and has been one of their star performers last season.
His brilliant outings with the club earned him a place in the Brazilian national squad for the FIFA Confederations Cup where the home side retained their title after beating the World and European Champions Spain in the final.
In 2012/2013, the 20 year old scored no less than 15 goals and provided 12 assists in league Futebol Brasileiro and Copa Libertadores. The youngster also played two cameos for the national side in Confed Cup against Italy and Uruguay.
Bernard naturally plays as a left winger for Atletico Mineiro, a position occupied by his compatriot Phil Coutinho at Liverpool who has made instant impact at Anfield. However, the Atletico starlet shift flanks with equal effectiveness.
Lately, Brazil utilized the midfielder on the left wing against Italy and on the right wing against the South American champions where he completely changed flow of the game after coming on as substitute in place of Hulk.
Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool can benefit from the prospect of both Brazilians playing on the wings, whereby Coutinho is brilliant with his touches, skills and passes and Bernard is renowned for his blistering speed and energy.
Reportedly, Bernard is available for a price of 15 million pounds, a sum that Liverpool should pay for such a bright talent.
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