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Liverpool are eyeing a move for Benfica defender Maxi Pereira, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.
Pereira, who appeared for Uruguay at the World Cup and was sent off in their 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica, has one year left on his deal at Benfica and is unsure if he will continue at the Lisbon club.
Record claim Liverpool have expressed their interest in the right-back, who made 43 appearances in all competitions last season as Benfica sealed a domestic treble.
Liverpool's interest in the £7.5m-rated 30-year-old comes as something of a surprise as Brendan Rodgers already has three right-backs, Glen Johnson, Jon Flanagan and Martin Kelly, in his first-team squad.
Pereira, who was born in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, has been at Benfica since joining them from his hometown club Defensor in 2007.