Manchester City instead lead the chase for Benjamin Mendy.
Liverpool could turn attention to Celtic star Kieran Tierney to solve their left-back problem.
Liverpool have been linked to both Benjamin Mendy and Thomas Lemar, and should push to buy them both.
Liverpool should prioritise signing one top class defender.
Manchester City have dropped their interest in Benjamin Mendy in favour of Southampton's Ryan Bertrand, so should Liverpool look to sign the Monaco man?
Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy is reportedly poised to join Manchester City.
West Ham United had a chance to sign Benjamin Mendy last summer, but missed out.
Benjamin Mendy limped off during Monaco’s win over Toulouse on Saturday but probably felt he dodged a metaphorical bullet all the same.
Monaco flyer Benjamin Mendy is expected to cost just short of £30 million if he moves to the Premier League - bad luck Sunderland.
Liverpool are reportedly ready to battle Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for Benjamin Mendy's signature.