Despite a robust stance on Philippe Coutinho’s future, Liverpool have quietly prepared for an event in which they do sell the Brazilian to Barcelona, reports the Mirror.
Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne is a prime candidate to replace him, and the ambitious move reportedly would cost around £60 million, though the Reds would likely face extreme resistance, similar to their own effort to keep Coutinho.
The Partenopei are notorious in resisting approaches for their star players, having succeeded in knocking back offers in recent years for Kalidou Koulibaly and Marek Hamsik, while Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani only departed for exceptionally high fees.
Further complicating such a move will be the Champions League qualifiers.
The Reds face Hoffenheim and Napoli take on Nice, with any deal likely to be on hold until those matches have been played.