Jurgen Klopp is considering a move for Argentina star Gabriel Mercado.

The Liverpool manager saw the 29-year-old defender play for Argentina against Chile in the Copa America on Tuesday.

His presence at the game sparked an internet frenzy because he sat with Gonzalo Higuain’s brother, reports quickly surfacing that the German was ready to move for the Napoli striker.

Those suggestions were soon quashed, however, with Anfield sources insisting boss Klopp was just taking in the game while on holiday in California.

But it still gave him the chance to have a look at River Plate’s Mercado first hand and he will now decide whether to take his interest any further.

Mercado, who started his career with Racing Club before joining Estudiantes and then River, operates primarily as a right-back.

However, he is also comfortable in central defence and can play on the right side of midfield, too.

Source: Daily Mirror

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