BURNLEY have slapped a £50million price tag on their England ace James Tarkowski as Liverpool look to solve their centre-back crisis.

The Anfield giants need reinforcements in their heart of their defence following the hamstring injury suffered by Dejan Lovren in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat at Wolves.

The Croat joined Joe Gomez and Joel Matip on the sidelines, with Jurgen Klopp also revealing Virgil van Dijk is suffering from a mystery injury.

It is understood boss Klopp and the club are looking initially into making a loan signing.

But finding a top-quality defender available on a short-term deal looks a big ask.

The Clarets want to keep Tarkowski but would find it difficult to turn down a bid of £50m.