Liverpool have identified Levi Colwill as a potential option for the future, according to Football Insider.
The Merseyside club have a wide range of defensive talent at their disposal, but the inconvenience of injury woes has meant their availability is often very restricted.
Just this campaign, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate have all been ruled out with their respective injury problems, meaning Klopp has typically been forced to play with unorthodox pairings at times.
Nat Phillips, as a result, was ruled out of a January departure.
Colwill’s time at Huddersfield Town last campaign allowed the 20-year-old to get some well-earned minutes under the belt.
Now at Brighton, though the game time has not been as regular as he would have hoped, his positive influence at the Amex Stadium has not been downplayed.
Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi has highlighted the youngster’s importance, which may entice clubs to approach Colwill for his services.
Colwill is currently due to return to the Chelsea set up this summer and has a contract with his parent club until 2025.
A sale, however, cannot be ruled out as the West London club may be looking to shift some homegrown talent to better their financial situation.
Klopp will be planning for the future situation at the heart of his defence very much at the forefront of his thinking, with Gomez and Matip failing to impress recently.
The likelihood of Phillips leaving either on a permanent or temporary basis this summer is still very much up in the air, but new competition in the shape of Levi Colwill will definitely continue to be monitored by the German manager.