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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.

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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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