​Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca from Benfica.


The Express states that, according to reports from Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, the Anfield club could complete the move for the 22-year-old in the coming weeks, with a work permit already request already sent to the Football Association.

Talisca is regarded as one of the brightest talents coming out of Brazil, and has impressed at Benfica since joining the Portuguese side in 2014.


Last time out, the Brazilian was hailed as a key figure in Benfica's title winning season - despite starting just eight times in 26 games. 


In the two-years he has spent with the Eagles, Talisca has featured 70 times, netting on 20 occasions. 


Averaging just short of a goal every three games at such a young age, it is little surprise that there has been such interest in the forward.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is overseeing his first summer in charge of the Premier League club and is set to overhaul his playing squad as he attempts to mould a playing style befitting his 'geggenpressing' tactics.


The German has already been busy this summer having bought in centre-back Joel Matip on a free transfer from Schalke, £30m Sadio Mane from Southampton and goalkeeper Lorius Karius.


All three of Klopp's new signings featured in the first pre-season game of 2016-17, a 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers and the German boss will be hoping to add Talisca to his playing squad with Liverpool set to travel in the International Champions Cup later this month.