Liverpool have registered an interest in Hoffenheim defender Niklas Sule, according to reports in Germany.
Sule, 20, is rated as one of the top young prospects in Germany and has nailed down a regular place in Hoffenheim's team this season, making 28 appearances.
A Germany U21 international, he has been scouted by a number of Bundesliga clubs in recent months but it is Liverpool who have made the first move for the defender.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was a big admirer of Sule from his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund and has ordered Liverpool's directors to make an approach for him.
According to Bild, Liverpool have already made contact with Hoffenheim about the possibility of doing a deal at the end of the season and are awaiting the German club's response.
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