Liverpool make loan move for Benfica defender

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has made a surprise loan move for Benfica defender Lorenzo Melgarejo.

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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