Liverpool have been fancied to sign Preston North End defender Ben Davies before Monday’s transfer deadline.
Joel Matip is sidelined for a while with an ankle ligament damage while Fabinho is also in the treatment room at the moment.
The 25-year-old, who can also play as a left-back, has been a top target for Celtic and he has been fancied to join them when his contract expires in the summer.
However, the Reds are planning to steal the march and are prepared to pay £2m to sign him this month.
They are willing to send Sepp van den Berg in the opposite direction on a short-term loan.