Liverpool could still be interested in Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to one report.
The 27-year-old, who cost City £45m in 2022, has played just 70 minutes of Premier League football so far in 2023/24, and featured in just 12 top flight matches last season.
With Rodri a mainstay at the base of Pep Guardiola's midfield, Phillips has been reduced to little more than a backup role at the Etihad Stadium, while there has been much speculation about his future.
Liverpool were among the clubs rumoured to be interested during the summer transfer window, but ultimately the former Leeds star stayed put.
However, speaking while on international duty with England earlier this month, the underused midfielder admitted he will 'have to make decisions' about his situation in order to get more game time.
"I want to play football and want to play as much as possible," he said. "Over the last year and a half I haven't been able to do that due to injuries and [other factors]. It's something I am going to have to think about.
"Hopefully my chance does come but if it doesn't then I will have to make other decisions as well."
According to Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, the Man City number four will be made available to loan – with an option to buy – from January and Liverpool could be interested.
Along with the Reds, Bayern Munich and Juventus – both on the lookout for new midfield options – are named as monitoring Phillips, but there is no 'concrete interest' yet from any suitor, according to the report.
Addressing Liverpool as a destination, Plettenberg said: "Phillips could possibly support him [Alexis Mac Allister] and be a good component in front of the back four."
Despite signing four new midfielders this summer, there has been speculation that the Reds could still be in the market for another addition to their engine room in January.