Jurgen Klopp now has eyes for Borussia Monchengladbach defensive midfielder Denis Zakaria, according to Bild.
The 23-year-old has a contact with the German side that runs until 2022.
It is believed the Switzerland international Zakaria’s asking price will be in the region of £37million and next summer Monchengladbach will be open to selling him ahead of the final year of his contract.
Klopp and Liverpool have fallen under intensifying scrutiny for their subdued transfer window this year.
They have only made one addition – left-back Kostas Tsimikas – as they wait to see the full financial impact of coronavirus on the club.
Before the pandemic, they were strongly linked with Timo Werner but instead the Germany international signed for Chelsea.
Liverpool could still make a move for Thiago Alcantara at Bayern Munich.
The Reds are hesitant to meet the £30m asking price of the Spain midfielder when they can negotiate a free transfer in January.
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Klopp's Premier League title holders opened their Premier League campaign with a dramatic 4-3 win over newcomers Leeds at Anfield on Saturday.
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