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Cheapest Option To Replace Milner? Who Is This Brazilian full-back On Liverpool’s Radar – Everything You Need To Know

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Dalbert Henrique

Scout Report – Dalbert Henrique

After a hard fought season, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool finally managed to book a place in the Champions League next season but they have to solve a few problems in the squad before they can compete for silverware and one position that requires immediate assistance is the left-back position.

With Alberto Moreno expected to be sold and James Milner not expected to be the first choice, the Reds are looking for some of the most exciting full-backs in Europe for a move this summer and reports today suggest that they are looking at League 1 unknown Dalbert Henrique from Nice.

According to reports today, Liverpool are looking at the 23-year old as a possible option this summer, after his impressive performances in the domestic league, but who is Dalbert and what will he add to the squad at Anfield? Here is a mini-scout report from the fans who are not accustomed to this name:

Born and brought up in Barra Mansa, Brazil, Dalbert joined the academy in his home town back in 2008 and took just four years to be picked up by Fluminense, and then Flamengo, all reputed clubs in his home country.

He made it into the senior side for the first time in Portugal, where he played for Académico de Viseu Futebol Clube and in just a year, he moved to Vitória S.C. establishing himself as a first team regular. He did not last long there either, as he was picked up by Nice last summer, and he did not take too much time in France either, establishing himself in the first team at Nice, picking up four assists in 33 games in the domestic league.

Capable of playing in an advanced role as well, Dalbert is a strong and smart full-back, who loves the defensive part of his game. With excellent ball holding abilities, the 23-year old has shown that he has the ability to frustrate even the best of the wingers, in his one year in France.

He is also a decent dribbler with maddening pace to burn while his ability to find the right ball at the right time, makes him effective in the final third. He rarely loses the ball and is aggressive in his defending, and Klopp might have just unearthed a sensational gem for his collection at Anfield. He is slightly weak in the air but at his age, will surely develop the skill in due time.

Also wanted by Arsenal, Inter Milan and Juventus, Dalbert has a unique mixture of attack and defense in his armory and though he is yet to establish himself at the highest level, he will be afforded the time to do so as Klopp can use him as an understudy to James Milner, who was effective in this role last season.

Klopp looks determined to land him and might have found the cheapest possible solution to their left-back problem. But do you think Liverpool should look at someone more established for this role next summer?