Liverpool are in talks over the possible £16m signing of the Ukraine forward Yevhen Konoplyanka as Brendan Rodgers aims to secure a major transfer before Friday's deadline.

The Liverpool manager revealed after Tuesday's 4-0 Merseyside derby rout of Everton that he hoped to land a "major signing" following the frustration of missing out on Mohamed Salah to Chelsea and no incomings in this window so far.

That target is Konoplyanka, the versatile Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk forward who scored and shone against England at Wembley in the World Cup qualifying campaign.