Liverpool encouraged in pursuit of Athletic Bilbao defender Amorebieta

Liverpool are being encouraged in their pursuit of Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta.

The Sun says Amorebieta is a target for Liverpool.

The Venezuelan, 27, has a £26million release clause but could be available for a knockdown £12m.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is under pressure to find a new centre-half with Dan Agger and Martin Skrtel both attracting big club interest.

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