Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool have some serious problems at the back that need to be solved and Kostas Manolas is the man eyed as the solution by the manager.
The Reds managed to take a point from their trip to the Etihad this weekend with a 1-1 draw but Manchester City could have easily scored a couple of more goals and could have taken all three points from this tie.
Though Liverpool remain in fourth place, they have played a couple of games more than the two teams below them. However, they have a favourable fixture list and have every chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
This has seen the gaffer scout a number of transfer targets recently and one such player who is now on the radar of the Anfield outfit is AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas.
The Greek international was a transfer target for Arsenal last season but the Italian outfit rejected an offer of around £35 million in the summer transfer window at the start of the season.
Manchester United are another club that have also been looking at him for some time now but reports from the Mirror now suggest that Liverpool are stepping up their interest in the 25-year-old for a move this summer.
The defender currently earns an embarrassingly low £25,000 a week and has just two years left on his contract at the end of the season and Liverpool are reportedly looking to treble his wages to get him to Anfield this summer.
The report suggests that Klopp had scouts watching the player who played an important role in his side’s 2-1 victory over Lyon in the Europa League last Thursday.
Roma are currently in second place in the Calcio A and it might be hard for Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, three clubs who want Manolas, to lure him out of Italy if they fail to qualify for Europe.
AS Roma are also prepared to offer him a new deal but do you think Liverpool should go all out for the Greek defender this summer and if so, will they be able to beat their rivals to his coveted signature?