Jurgen Klopp’s side are believed to have identified the 21-year-old defender as a possible signing in the upcoming transfer window, even though Leipzig’s sporting director Markus Krosche recently played down talk of a switch to Merseyside.
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that the Bavarians are set on the verge of completing a deal to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, according to Sky Sports News.
The 22-year-old is one of the most sought-after centre-backs in world football, with a number of elite clubs interested in acquiring his services.
The Reds are in the market for a new centre-back after losing both Fabinho and Joel Matip to fresh injuries in recent weeks.
Diop – who made just four top flight appearances in the 2020-21 campaign – has been limited to opportunities in recent months.
Real Madrid have reportedly stepped up their interest in Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe following the striker’s comments over his future.
The 22-year-old forward has confirmed that talks are underway regarding a new deal with the PSG, where he has claimed he is “very happy” as he looks to sign an extension past 2022.