Back at the start of the year, Liverpool were linked to Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.

Reports going back and forth between the Spanish and English media said the Reds were following the 26-year-old.

Things then went quiet, but Jurgen Klopp’s interest in the player is back in a headline from the Brazilian press today.

That’s because ESPN Brasil managed to interview manager Fabiano Soares, who worked with Diego Carlos during his time at Portuguese side Estoril.

Fabiano Soares had a lot to say about the defender, making big compliments about his abilities, and claiming he knows why top managers would be interested in signing him.

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“There are some Real Madrid defenders who are worse than him. At Barcelona, there’s a lot more space because they’re a team who need fast players. And he’s very fast. That is why Klopp should be keeping an eye on him,” Fabiano Soares told ESPN Brasil.

“He is a dynamic, intense, fast player. Football nowadays, for the slow player the market isn’t so good. Players who are fast and strong and competitive and who have quality, the coaches will always look at them.”

Following his time at Estoril, Diego Carlos moved to Nantes in 2016 for €1.5m. Then last summer, he completed a move to Sevilla for €15m.

The Spanish press says he’s now protected by a release clause of €75m, and that was the only way to take him out of Seville in January.