The Mirror reports that Rodgers is keen to bring in Melgarejo as back up for injury prone Jose Enrique.
The 22-year-old was a regular starter with Benfica last season, but is keen on a move to a bigger league this summer.
Rodgers is keen to sign Melgarejo on an initial year long loan deal, with a view to a permanent move to Anfield.
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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?