Liverpool are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing Mainz 05 defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin, according to the players agent.
The versatile Ivory-Coast international predominantly plays as a centre-back, but it is believed Gbamin is comfortable in a central-midfield role too.
The 23-year old’s agent, Bernard Collignon, insists The Reds’ have a long-standing interest in the player.
“In January 2018 Klopp called Mainz and wanted to commit him as a centre-back, who also helps out in midfield,” Collignon told Fussbal Transfers.
“But Mainz did not want to let him go in the middle of a relegation battle. In the summer, Liverpool signed Fabinho.”
It is thought that Klopp could move back in for Gbamin should Dejan Lovren exit the club this summer.
“I had meetings with Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Everton and many other clubs,” Collignon said.
“He is in the shortlist. However, not as a top candidate, because its exact position is unclear.”
“In my opinion he is a player worth 60 million euros. It’s time for him to play as a centre-back.”
“There he would be a top player in all four major leagues and would make a great career.”