Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing the Brazilian attacking midfielder Otavio from Porto.

According to Portuguese publication A Bola, the Premier League side are currently in advanced talks to sign the 26-year-old midfielder who has been requested by Jurgen Klopp.

SL View: Much needed balance for the Liverpool midfield

The Reds could definitely use more creativity in their midfield next season and the technically gifted Brazilian could prove to be a quality addition.

The midfielder chipped in with five goals and twelve assists since last season. Otavio can play in the wide areas as well because of his flair and his versatility could prove to be very useful for Liverpool.

The midfield pivot of Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho has excellent ball retention skills, passing and defensive quality but the Liverpool midfield needs goals and assists as well.

Otavio’s arrival would add some much-needed balance to the midfield three.

Apparently, the midfielder has a release clause of €40 million (£34m) which expires at the end of this month and the Reds will have to move quickly in order to snap him up.

Porto have been linked with a move for the Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic, who was on loan at the Portuguese club last season. Their interest in the Serbian might prove to be helpful for the Reds as they aim to sign Otavio this summer.

Liverpool are keen on cashing in on the Serbian midfielder and the two clubs should look to sort out a deal that benefits them both.