Liverpool could follow up their interest in Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon, with Alberto Moreno expected to leave the club in the summer.
Moreno has made just 15 appearances for the Reds in all competitions so far this season, with only two starts in the Premier League, both coming before the turn of the year.
The Spaniard, who turns 25 in July, is likely to leave in search of first-team football, leaving Jurgen Klopp to consider his options at left-back.
According the Liverpool Echo‘s James Pearce on Thursday evening, this could see him move for 16-year-old Fulham breakthrough act Sessegnon.
No bid is expected as of yet, but Liverpool would likely be competing with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea if they do opt to pursue the teenager this summer.
Earlier on Thursday, football.london claimed an exclusive suggesting Sessegnon was set to snub the London clubs in favour of a move to Merseyside.
The Fulham youth product has made 23 appearances for the Championship side so far this season, scoring six goals and assisting a further three, underlining his potential as a top-level left-back.
He would likely come in as backup to James Milner, who is still believed to be Klopp’s long-term first choice, though this could well change.
Though Sessegnon is clearly a promising young talent, arriving at Anfield just after his 17th birthday, as backup to an out-of-position Milner, he would be far from the solution Liverpool need.
The Reds arguably need to sign two accomplished left-backs in the summer window, particularly if they qualify for the Champions League.
Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac is the ideal candidate, with Fox Soccer’s Bundesliga expert Keith Costigan describing the Bosnian as having “everything you would want in a modern full-back.”
The 23-year-old looks set to see out the rest of his current contract with Schalke, and would therefore be available on a free transfer this summer, presenting Liverpool with a value option.
Moving for Kolasinac and Sessegnon would bolster Klopp’s ranks significantly, with Milner also able to deputise in the role.
This remains conjecture at this stage, with Pearce not reporting any imminent bid for Sessegnon, while speculation linking Kolasinac has been sparse.
Liverpool are likely to be linked with a host of left-backs between now and next season, and Klopp will need to move for at least one if Moreno does leave this summer.