The 40-year-old announced he is to leave the Italian giants after 17 seasons earlier today, but did not confirm he is to retire as expected - and Liverpool could be set to pounce, according to The Mirror.
Liverpool are rumoured to be in the market for competition for first-choice stopper Loris Karius, with reserve 'keeper Simon Mignolet reportedly growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of first team action.
Mignolet has been linked with a move to Klopp's former side, Borussia Dortmund, and it seems as though the majority of Reds fans would welcome World Cup winner Buffon as his replacement.
Buffon is still crazy even at his age now be a dream come true be great to finally have an established goalie— EmreCannot (@jay_izzet) May 17, 2018
Lots of links with Buffon to Liverpool I think it’s a short term solution adds great experience but don’t think he has many years left at the top but on a free transfer would be worth it for what Karius will learn from him over the year or two he competes with him— Linkgooding (@LinkGooding) May 17, 2018
While Karius - who has improved drastically this term - would undoubtedly benefit from having a goalkeeping colleague as experienced and talented as Buffon, bringing the evergreen 'keeper in would be a big risk for Klopp.
He would surely command a hefty wage and would be likely to be at Anfield for the maximum of one season - not ideal for Liverpool, who are a club that focus on stability and investing in players for the future.
With this in mind, it would be far more sensible for Klopp to target a younger goalkeeper, or even hand third-choice stopper, Danny Ward, an opportunity.