REPORT: Liverpool linked with Uruguayan defender Pereira

Liverpool are targeting right back Maxi Pereira according to Portugal's sports paper Record.

The 30 year old only has a year left on his existing contract at Benfica, but the newspaper suggests Liverpool are keen to bring his Champions League experience to Anfield for next season.

Glen Johnson could be surplus to requirements, with QPR believed to be interested, which would leave youngsters Jon Flanagan and Martin Kelly as Liverpool's two main right backs with Premier League experience.

Speaking after Uruguay's exit from the World Cup, he failed to give assurances to the Portugese press about his whereabouts for next season.

'I am looking forward to some quiet time, spending time with my family, and collecting my thoughts over the summer.'

With just a year left on his contract and having recently turned 30, Benfica couldn't expect much more than the £2.3M they paid for him 7 years ago.

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