As the transfer window draws closer, more rivalries are set to be rekindled off the pitch, and it seems the rivalry in the north-east would be one of them.
Liverpool has reportedly entered the race to sign Manchester United and Manchester City target, Benjamin Mendy.
The 22-year-old left back was one of the most important players of a Monaco team that reached the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League and won the French Ligue 1 title this season.
Liverpool have been very short at the back this season, and their left back position is one position that let them down on many occasions. Alberto Moreno started as the club’s first-choice left back but was dropped after a series of mistakes. James Milner carried on from there until the end of the season.
However, with almost four competitions to vie for next season, Klopp knows he will have to sign a natural left-footed fullback.
Manchester United and their City rivals have also been linked with a move for the young French man, with Pep Guardiola particular very keen after allowing Gael Clichy leave the club.