Borussia Dortmund defender, Manuel Akanji, is interesting Liverpool.
The Daily Mail says Liverpool will move for Akanji if they fail to secure a deal for ‘top target’ Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig.
Given that Liverpool face Leipzig in the Champions League last-16, the Bundesliga side are unlikely to want to sell anyone to the Reds.
There is also the consideration of his reported release clause, which would come into effect next summer.
Akanji is a new name and is highly-rated, but it remains entirely plausible that Liverpool go for the remainder of the season without defensive reinforcements given they are top of the Premier League even without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.