The Reds' problems in the left-back position were well-documented last season, with James Milner having to perform the auxiliary role for pretty much the entirety of the campaign, and despite the 31-year-old's admirable performances, Jürgen Klopp is reportedly keen on bolstering his options, with the Mirror claiming that the German wants to bring Villa defender Jordan Amavi to Anfield this summer.
Whilst the 23-year-old has shown glimpses of what he is capable of during his time at Villa Park, there has to be questions asked regarding whether he is of the required standard to help Liverpool progress as a team.
Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi celebrates with manager Steve Bruce
The Frenchman is accomplished when bombing forward, providing an attacking outlet for his side down the left flank, but his defensive duties are often disregarded, and his cavalier nature can sometimes leave his team exposed at the back.
Amavi moved to Aston Villa from Nice in the summer of 2015, for a fee believed to be in the region of £7.7 million, but has proven to be a divisive character during his time in the west Midlands.
His performances in the claret and blue have been inconsistent to say the very least, and his struggles with injuries should really serve as a warning flag for Klopp, before the German considers bringing him to Anfield.
And in order for Liverpool to make genuine progress this year, the signing of a truly elite left-back will of paramount importance to their hopes of success this term, and Amavi is quite clearly not that player.
Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi