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

Liverpool have leaked 16 goals already this season in only nine games, and languish just inside the top-half of the Premier League table.

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 after a disappointing start.

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 as he looks to rescue Liverpool's season.