Porto’s highly-rated Brazilian ace responds to reported Liverpool interest

Porto Estadio do Dragao

Danilo Luiz da Silva has been linked with a move to Liverpool.

Porto defender Danilo Luiz da Silva remains coy on reports linking him with a move to Europe’s big clubs by claiming that good performances will attract interest from elsewhere, the Daily Mail report.

As per the publication, the Brazilian right-back has been attracting interest from top European clubs including Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The Reds are said to be looking at the defender as a long-term replacement for the ageing Glen Johnson, but the player himself is refusing to let reported interest go to his head.

“There are far better-looking faces than mine to be appearing all the time on the front pages of the papers but I know it’s normal that if you play well for this club then other clubs start looking at you,” he explained.

Would Danilo Luiz da Silva be a good signing for Liverpool?

The 23-year-old has been in top form for the Portuguese giants this season and his role in their Champions League success to date has been evident.

Described as an attacking right-back, Danilo has notched three league goals in 15 appearances so far this season and during his time at the Estadio do Dragao he already has two championships under his belt.

However, the Reds certainly aren’t light in the fullback department and in Javier Manquillo and Jon Flanagan they have long-term options to cover former Chelsea fullback Glen Johnson.

Aside from their obvious strength in depth, Brendan Rodgers has opted for a three-man defence in recent months and their wide players tend to be more attack-minded wingers than fullbacks.

Jordon Ibe is the latest name to be placed out on the right flank, and given his progress in the team it would perhaps make little sense to go out and buy a new player.

Nonetheless, Danilo’s contract at Porto runs out in 2016 and with his price diminishing the Portuguese outfit’s president may look to sell him this summer for far less than his reported £37 million buyout clause.

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