Liverpool centre back Dejan Lovren could well be shown the exit atAnfield, as manager Jurgen Klopp is understood to be weighing up potential replacements for the Croatian, according to reports in The Sun.
Lovren was on the scoresheet for the Reds, in theirentertaining 4-2 win over Crystal Palace last Saturday, although he was culpable for Palace's first goal, skewing a back-pass to the grateful James McArthur to head home.
The win kept Liverpool in touch with leaders Manchester City as the both clubs, along with Arsenal, sit level on points at the top of the Premier League.
Whilst Liverpool have shown numerous times already this season that they have the ability to score plenty of goals, concern continues to grow surrounding the defence as they once again conceded twice at Selhurst Park last weekend.
Despite Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp publicly playing down those doubts about his back four, reports now suggest that the German is considering replacing Lovren as he bids to shore up his defence.
Lovren has endured a difficult career at Anfield so far, having signed for the Reds last year from Southampton, for an estimated Â£20m. Sadly the Croatian has been unable to replicate the form he showed when playing on the South Coast and his position remains under scrutiny following another suspicious defensive showing against Palace.
With Liverpool seeking to mount a serious title challenge this season, critics have already pointed to their defensive weaknesses, arguing that problems at the back will undermine the Reds' bid to land the Premier League come May time.
Klopp's men have conceded 13 goals in only 10 league games, which demonstrates their problems at the back.
Lovren will need to rediscover his form quickly if he hopes to prolong his career on Merseyside and persuade his manager that he is the man to lead the defence, before the January transfer window is upon us.