Liverpool will be making a shock late move for Preston's Ben Davies to fill their centre-back void.
The Championship star was all set to move to Celtic but SunSport expects a deal with the Reds to go through on Monday.
It appeared just a matter of whether Celtic signed the 25-year-old now or in the summer, when his North End contract expires.
But they are set to be blown out the water at the 11th hour with Jurgen Klopp showing some surprise interest late in the window.
Preston have accepted a £2million fee plus add-ons for the 6ft 1in ace .
Liverpool are currently without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez due to potentially season-ending injuries.
And with Joel Matip sidelined too, Klopp has had a rethink on his initial plans not to bring in a new central defender.
It has led them to opt for a cut-price option of Davies, who was on loan at Liverpool's lower-league neighbours Tranmere earlier in his career.
This move comes after the shock news the Anfield outfit were considering bringing in Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi.
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