Chelsea beaten – Liverpool to complete signing of 6ft 2″ tall versatile CB

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Ahead of the January transfer window, Liverpool are reported to be after the signature Uruguayan defender Martín Cáceres to bolster their defence.

The former Barcelona and current Juventus star, who can play at right back or central defence is not having the best of times at the old lady this season. He is being kept out of central defence by the trio of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini. He is also kept out of the right back berth by Swiss full back, Stephan Lichtsteiner. This has meant the defender has made only two appearances this season.

The 28-year old is a player who is very strong in the tackle and Liverpool might find his qualities useful in their chase for a top four places to guarantee a Champions League place next season.

The former Recreativo Huelva player has represented his country at youth and senior level. He represented the U-20 team at the U-20 world cup in Canada in 2007 after being named the best defender in qualifying. He made his debut for the senior team later that year and was part of the team that came fourth at the 2010 world cup and also took part at the 2014 world cup. He was also in the team that won the 2011 Copa America under coach Oscar Tabarez.

If he does sign for Liverpool, the Kop will be hoping he does better than the last Uruguayan defender they signed; Sebastian Coates who made minimal impression before he was shipped out to Sunderland.