No sooner had Liverpool seemingly lost out in the race to sign Egyptian winger Moahmed Salah to Chelsea, they were linked with Spartak Moscow's Romulo, as per Jamie Sanderson of Metro.
The Brazilian defensive midfielder is thought to have caught the eye of Brendan Rodgers, with Liverpool having already made enquiries into his availability, according to Ben Jefferson of the Express.
Liverpool are in need of a commanding player in the heart of their midfield to relieve the defence of some responsibility, and provide back-up in the hope that the Reds' defence will become as formidable as their attack.
In 23-year-old Romulo, Liverpool could have found the perfect player—and with Lucas Leiva out injured for some time, as per David Anderson of the Mirror, now would be the perfect time to buy.
However, a Liverpool transfer is never that straight forward and Romulo, like many Reds' targets before, comes with several string attached.