Liverpool have been told to make a bid for Tottenham forward Harry Kane in the event that Manchester City land Erling Haaland.
The Citizens are currently 10 points ahead of the Reds in the Premier League. It has left defending champions mulling over what they can do to improve.
Liverpool blew everyone away in the division last season, but a lack of roster depth has caught up with the club this time around.
The title hunt may still have a long way to go, but Pep Guardiola’s team’s 4-1 win over Liverpool at the weekend exposed some problems with Jurgen Klopp’s men.
City are looking for a long-term successor to ageing Sergio Aguero up front and Die Borussen’s centre-forward is at the top of their wishlist.
Such a transfer would make the Manchester-based giants even stronger, leaving the Anfield outfit with some catching up to do.
One way the club could close the gap again would be to make a high-profile acquisition of their own.
And writing for the Mirror, former Reds attacker Stan Collymore has said that England captain Harry is the man they should target.
Collymore said: “City are showing this season how strongly they can come back. You have to look at these things over four or five years and Liverpool will still be in the title talk in each of them.
“That said, they do need to wake up and smell the coffee, which means owners FSG spending money to go toe-to-toe with City in that period.
“It means that if City go out and buy Erling Haaland this summer then Liverpool must buy the next Robert Lewandowski or even put in a bid for Harry Kane.”