By Amir Mir

Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Benfica forward Anderson Talisca, according to a report.

The Express, citing Portuguese outlet O Jogo, claim the highly rated youngster is on “the doorstep of Liverpool” after the Football Association received a work permit for the 22-year-old.

Portuguese journalist Jan Hagen translated on his personal Twitter account what O Jogo were reporting:

It is said Klopp is keen to bring the attacker to Anfield and the final documents are now being processed to complete the deal.

Talisca was part of the Benfica side that clinched the Primeira Liga title last term and the youngster has scored 20 goals in 78 games in all competitions for the Portugese big hitters.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is in the process of overhauling his squad with a number of forwards set to depart the club this summer.

Jerome Sinclair moved to Watford for a fee of £4 million, Mario Balotelli’s future is looking increasingly uncertain and Christian Benteke had a £25 million bid rejected by Liverpool from Crystal Palace.

In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp shares that the club will develop a new pot of talent as plans for a new academy are revealed.