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It goes without saying that Liverpool need to sign at least one centre-back this winter.

The January transfer window is officially open for business and the Reds – who have lost Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to long-term knee injuries – desperately must bolster that position.

With Joel Matip also sidelined at the moment, Fabinho, a midfielder, is Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s best centre-back right now.

But speculation is rife that the Premier League champions are interested in Sven Botman.

Most Valuable XI in World Football

Most Valuable XI in World Football

According to Foot Mercato, Liverpool are keen on the 20-year-old Dutchman, who could leave Lille for as little as £27 million, the French report claimed in December.

And the young powerhouse hasn’t done much to quell rumours about his future.

On Instagram, Botman uploaded a boomerang video in his agent’s office, followed by a love heart emoji and another of a handshake – perhaps suggesting a deal?

It could be nothing but, with the transfer window open, linked-away players must take extra care when uploading things on social media by virtue of how it could be considered a hint.

On this occasion, what the reported Liverpool target has posted certainly is interesting and it remains to be seen what happens over the coming weeks.

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