Despite having reinforced their defence in January with both Ben Davies from Preston North End and Ozan Kabak from Schalke 04 on loan, Liverpool aren’t done at centre-back.
There’s no guarantees that the young Bundesliga defender will stay beyond the season, as it all depends on how much he impresses in the coming months.
As for Davies, he’s an extra body to be called upon when needed, but he is unlikely to provide the talent in depth a team like Jürgen Klopp’s needs to be battling on all fronts.
That’s why, following interest last summer, it isn’t surprising to see them still being interested in Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Senegalese defender has been a target for many clubs over the years, but no one is yet to convince Aurelio de Laurentiis to part ways with his star man.
A report from Il Mattino on Thursday suggested this summer could be the right one for interested parties, however, as Napoli need to reduce their wage bill.
It was claimed Bayern Munich could come forward with a €45m bid for the centre-back to anticipate the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United; an amount that could be accepted in the current financial climate.
However, that’s been dispelled by Bild journalist Christian Falk, who explained the Bavaria side weren’t interested in Koulibaly for this summer, before adding that Liverpool are.
He doesn’t give much more detail, but it certainly does back up claims that Jürgen Klopp hasn’t forgotten about the Napoli man ahead of a likely busy summer window for an underperforming Liverpool.