Another side are reportedly interested in Liverpool full-back

Liverpool have recalled several defenders during this transfer window.

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It has been a fairly quiet January transfer window for everyone in the Premier League as there has been a small amount of permanent deals being done.

The biggest deal for any of the ‘Big Six’ has been Tottenham Hotspur signing former Chelsea striker Timo Werner joining from RB Leipzig on loan.

Even though Liverpool have not signed anyone they have had a busy transfer window as they have brought back several players after they had loan deals which did not go to plan.

They have recalled James Balagizi, Billy Koumetio, Rhys Williams, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho due to the fact they were not getting enough minutes at their respective clubs.

Owen Beck was also brought back to the club after he had impressed at Dundee and Liverpool needed cover at left-back due to the fact they had injuries to Kostas Tsimikas and Andy Robertson.

Nathaniel Phillips has also returned to the club but he was not recalled as his loan at Celtic was a short-term one and it was always the plan that he would come back if Brendan Rodgers did not want to extend the deal.

There has been plenty of interest in the central defender from the Championship but there is another player who sides are eyeing up.

Southampton join race for Calvin Ramsay

According to a new report Southampton have joined Leeds United in the race to sign Scottish full-back Calvin Ramsay as Liverpool look set to make a decision on his future.

The former Aberdeen full-back joined Preston North End on loan in the summer but he only made two appearances for the Lancashire club as he had some injury issues.

He was recovering from knee surgery when he joined the club so therefore he missed the first 16 league games however when he returned to full fitness he only played two games for Preston and wasn’t even put into the match day squads at times hence why he was brought back.

The Scotland international was signed by Liverpool at the start of last season but he has only made two appearances for them, against Derby County in the Carabao Cup and Napoli in the Champions League before he started to suffer some knee issues.

Ramsay was bought as competition for the future for Trent Alexander-Arnold but in recent weeks Conor Bradley has shown huge potential in that role after his successful loan spell last season at Bolton Wanderers.

So Ramsay will be hoping that he can have the same success out on loan in the second half of the campaign and force his way into the thinking of Jurgen Klopp’s plans just like Bradley has.

Southampton and Leeds United are fighting for the automatic promotion places in the Championship so if he does join either one of those sides he will have to hit the ground running to get up to speed.

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