Jürgen Klopp is already eyeing defensive reinforcements this January and has identified Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri as one of his primary targets.

The German boss is desperate to add more solidity to his back-line as the Reds look to force their way back into the top-four picture.

Reports in Italy suggest that the Brazilian would have been a target in the summer, had he not sustained a torn ACL in May.

Gazzamercato claim that Klopp will return with a €25m (£22m) bid for the defender. They add that the 23-year-old will be offered a four-and-a-half year deal.

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