Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to offer £20m to sign Koln left-back Jonas Hector as he looks for a solution to his left-back issue.
The position has been a problem for the club for some time, with few reassured by Alberto Moreno given his tendency to make costly mistakes.
While the Spaniard picked up an injury in pre-season, it has deepened the issue with Klopp unable to call on either Mamadou Sakho or Joe Gomez to fill the role as both are also currently sidelined.
Coupled with the fact that former target Ben Chilwell has signed a new deal with Leicester City and Klopp doesn’t want to go through with his plan to transform James Milner into a left-back, The Daily Mail report that his attention has switched to Hector.
As noted in the report, Klopp had previously insisted that his work in the transfer market was done after what was a busy period for him with the arrival of several new players along with many heading in the opposite direction as he stamps his mark on the squad.
However, it appears as though he has now had a change of heart due to the circumstances that have presented themselves, with a string of injuries leading to talk of more activity in the market.
Whether or not Hector is the right man for the job remains to be seen, but the 26-year-old does bring experience to the table with 20 caps for Germany as well as some strong showings for Koln.
The left-back made 34 appearances in all competitions last season, providing four assists for his teammates. It’s questionable as to whether he’d be a major improvement from a defensive perspective, but with other avenues closing, Klopp could see him as the best alternative at this stage and will be confident he can make an impact if his interest is indeed real.