Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on £22million-rated AS Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri.
The Merseyside Reds have struggled to sign a quality left-back for several years with Alberto Moreno, James Milner and summer signing Andre Robertson has been the only option for Jurgen Klopp.
In the summer, Liverpool spent £10million for Robertson, but former Hull city ace has made only three appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side this term.
The Reds head-coach Jurgen Klopp has received heavy criticism for not signing a quality defender to solve their defensive issues.
However, the reports in Italy suggest that German manager may now be looking to sign a defender when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.
Gazzetta dello Sportreporter Nicolo Schira tweeted: “Liverpool for January points #EmersonPalmieri of #Roma.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) October 26, 2017
“Ready [with] 25 million euro [offer] and contract until 2022.”
Kop legend Phil Thompson took a swipe at the club for failing to address the problems in defence.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “We were all devastated after Sunday’s game because all our frailties were exposed by Spurs.
“What disappoints everyone is that those issues haven’t been rectified in recent years.
“I said all summer that if we signed Virgil van Dijk, he was never going to be the answer to all our problems.”