Liverpool have had a £10million bid for Norwich City full back Jamal Lewis rejected.
The 22-year old is determined to seal a move to Premier League champions Liverpool this summer though he will initially be back up to Andy Robertson, coupled with the disagreement between the clubs over the transfer fee, with Norwich valuing him closer to £20million.
The Reds have offered a substantial sell-on clause as part of their opening offer while full back Yasser Larouci could yet be included in discussions as they go forward.
Klopp has prioritised signing a left-back as cover for first-choice Robertson and 22-year-old Lewis has accepted his chances may initially be limited in the first team.
James Milner has served as cover for Robertson this season, it is accepted by the club that a specialist in that position will be needed as they mount a title defence.
For Norwich, despite suffering an immediate return to the Championship just one year after sealing promotion, Lewis made 28 top-flight appearances and was largely impressive and now has one year left on his existing contract.
Todd Cantwell, Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey and Emiliano Buendia are among the other players who have attracted interest this summer, but the club is determined to hold firm on their £20m premium.
Liverpool have already sold centre-back Dejan Lovren to Zenit St Petersburg for £10million, and will look to deploy Lewis in that position if needed.