Not only are Liverpool struggling to score goals in the Premier League these days, they also happen to be conceding a few.

The Reds have managed just one clean sheet in their last 10 games in the competition, with the absence of Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez being felt more than ever.

The likes of Ozan Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips have done their best to try and help out, but the difference in class is clear in the results suffered by Jürgen Klopp and co.

That’s why the club have been linked with what feels like every centre-back under the sun, with the latest coming in the shape of Chancel Mbemba.

Some of you might recognise the name, since the DR Congo international spent three years at Newcastle United following an £11m move from Anderlecht between 2015-18 before being sold at a loss for £4.2m to Porto.

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He has since rekindled his career in Portugal, now a key member of Sergio Conceicão’s squad, most recently playing a big part in Juventus’ elimination in the Champions League.

His performances have caught the eye of a few teams, with TuttoMercatoWeb claiming the player’s contract situation makes him an appetising target for clubs, as his deal ends in 2022.

The website state ‘this should be the summer of the sale’ with Porto reportedly valuing him at around €15m.

Napoli are said to have been ‘the first to inquire about his situation’, as they know one of either (or both) Maksimović or Koulibaly could leave in the summer, but ‘they aren’t the only team to have shown interest: in England, Liverpool have asked for information’.

An interesting target for Klopp, but if funds are tight this summer without Champions League money, perhaps a shrewder target like this one could be what’s best for the club instead of spending big when both Van Dijk and Gomez will be returning.