Liverpool are keen on bring Tottenham midfielder, Victor Wanyama to Anfield next summer as they prepare to allow Emre Can leave for free.
The Reds have given up on trying to get Can to sign a new deal and they are instead looking at replacement ahead of the next transfer window.
Steven Gerard had claimed as a pundit on Wednesday that the German would leave Anfield and went on to say the Reds would need a good anchorman in his place.
Although the Reds have completed the signing of Naby Keita and the Guinean would join them after this season, Gerard believes their incoming signing would thrive more if he played in the number 10 or 8 position.
Wanyama has just returned to first team action after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but he has found is path to regular first team action blocked by the form of Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier.
Jurgen Klopp is hoping his record of signing African players and giving them the chance to become superstars would convince Wanyama to trade London for the quiet life of a city like Liverpool.
Negotiating with Tottenham is painfully hard, but Liverpool have shown over the past season that they can break the bank to land their target.