Liverpool have been looking for alternative transfer targets as the Naby Keita saga seems to have slowed down nearing the end of the transfer window.
The Reds have taken a keen interest in Rennes' star midfielder Benjamin Andre as they prepare to submit a €17m for the Ligue 1 player according to French outlet Le Telegramme.
The 27-year-old Frenchman plays in the position of both holding midfielder and behind the striker, giving Liverpool more security in midfield should they go for the transfer.
With Neymar's recent record-breaking transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona have prioritised the signing of Philippe Coutinho to come to the Camp Nou.
If the reports do materialise and the star Brazilian player departs from Merseyside, Andre would be a good replacement due to his leadership qualities in the midfield.
Last season saw Andre created 38 chances whilst maintaining an 82% passing accuracy average in Ligue 1.
His defensive stats show that he made a total of 79 interceptions and 53 clearances last season too.
With Mohamed Salah being the only big transfer they made this season, Liverpool will need to secure a midfielder as well as a defender before the transfer window closes.