Liverpool monitor Keirrison situation
Liverpool could be ready to make an early swoop for Palmeiras striker, Keirrison, if his side crash out of the Libertadores in the group stage.
Last night, the São Paulo club could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to fellow Brazilians Sport Recife and are in danger of missing out of the next phase of South America’s most prestigious club competition.
But while Palmeiras struggle, Keirrison’s goal-scoring record continues to impress. The 20-year-old notched against Sport on Wednesday to make him top scorer in the Libertadores with six goals. In total, the youngster has struck 19 times in just 21 games for Palmeiras this season.
In recent weeks, the prolific forward has been watched by Barcelona and Lyon. Liverpool may also have to compete with the likes of Real Madrid and AC Milan who are also keeping tabs on the player.
Keirrison’s next game for Palmeiras is the semi-final second leg showdown with Santos and you can see that one with us this Saturday 18:10 (Brasilia). Santos lead 2-1 from the first match but Keirrison’s record against the boys from the Vila is excellent after having scored ten times against them in just three games (3 for Palmeiras and 7 for Coritiba). The decider will pitch Keirrison against Brazil’s latest teenage sensation, Neymar. Santos have already slapped a €22 million price tag on the 17-year-old who many are saying could be even better than Pelé.