Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to ease his injury woe with the Reds' defence decimated in recent weeks and he’s prepared for a January raid for Kalidou Koulibaly.
According to The Mirror, a number of replacements are in Liverpool’s whishlist ahead of the January transfer window.
Among them is the Napoli star Koulibaly who Klopp is said to be a big fan of.
Senegal team-mate Sadio Mane is described as a potential asset in a deal, with Liverpool priced out of a move in the summer.
Dayot Upamecano is another defender being considered.
The Premier League champions reportedly share a good relationship with the German club's paymasters and Upamecano is said to have a £54million release clause.
That will drop to £36.5m in the summer, meaning a January switch may suit Liverpool's urgent need.
Another name floated for the Reds' January business is Schalke youngster Ozan Kabak.
The 20-year-old is emerging as a star at the Bundesliga club, who are languishing in the relegation zone, but is reportedly not seen as the short-term solution for this particular crisis.
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