After a preposterous display of defending in pre-season, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has been attempting to sign a centre-back to plug the hole at the back. With Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson injured, while Jamie Carragher and Sotirios Kyrgiakos are both on the wrong side of 30, defensive depth has to be increased if Liverpool are to bag a Champions League slot.
The Daily Star has cited Birmingham defender Scott Dann as the man whom Dalglish has decided to sign. The 24-year-old will cost £8 million and was reportedly eyed by Liverpool earlier in the summer. Dann is a Liverpool-born, and has been likened to Reds legend Alan Hansen. However, he missed half of last season due to a hamstring injury.
Liverpool were also linked to Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic, who has also, reportedly, interested Chelsea and Manchester United.
However, the £13 million rated player has ruled himself out of a move to Anfield after stating that he was keen on Champions League football. Since Liverpool can't offer that this season, the 22-year-old is set to remain in Dortmund.
Elsewhere, Liverpool are looking to off-load David N'gog, and the player himself is desperate for a move to Bolton. The Wanderers are keen on the player but are not willing to pay the £4.5 million asking price from Liverpool. N'gog may yet remain at Anfield if his valuation isn't reduced as Bolton are also interested in Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome.
Another player Liverpool are looking to sell is Alberto Aquilani. Due to excess resources in midfield, one of Dalglish's primary tasks at the moment is to sell-off the player. There are no reports yet of PSG's interest in Joe Cole but Aquilani's proposed move to Italian Champions AC Milan has not had any progress either.
AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani had claimed that his side was interested in the player, but they are yet to make a move for the 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Juventus.
"At the moment, Milan haven't made a move." Aquilani's agent Franco Zavaglia told calciomercato.it. "There have been Galliani's words but no other signals. I'm not saying what type of offer my client can get from Milan, whether it is a loan deal or a permanent move. We will wait."
So far, Milan Jovanovic is the only flop Liverpool player who has moved on. On Saturday, Liverpool confirmed with a statement on their official Twitter thread that Jovanovic had moved to Anderlecht.
"Milan Jovanovic has today completed his move from Liverpool to Anderlecht,'' the statement read.