Liverpool are in the midst of a defensive injury crisis, with Virgil van Dijk ruled out for the season and now Fabinho falling to injury, leaving them with the talented but injury prone duo of Joël Matip and Joe Gomez backed up by some promising youth players.

Meanwhile, in Germany, Bayern Munich have seen their third push to sign 28-year-old defender David Alaba to a new deal fail, and with the Austrian’s contract up at the end of the season there is a growing belief that his future lies away from the Bavarian giants.

Put it together, and you can probably see where this is going from a mile or ten off, and it’s Football Insider today doing the actual putting together of pieces and claiming it’s a source within the club helping them to do it: David Alaba is on Liverpool’s transfer list.