“It’s my understanding Brendan Rodgers would prefer Tarkowski because he thinks he’s a better ball-player and can play out from the back – a bit more akin to Harry Maguire.
“But they would balk at the asking price, which we understand would be around £40m. They don’t want to make a big profit on Harry Maguire and then over-pay on a replacement.”
Follow Deadline Day on Sky Sports
It’s Transfer Deadline Day for the Premier League and Championship on Thursday August 8 and Sky Sports will be bringing you all the latest news on who your club is signing.
Start your day with Deadline Day Breakfast (6am) ahead of a special Good Morning Transfers show (9am), with Deadline Day – The Countdown (4pm) taking you to the 5pm deadline. The Transfer Show – Deadline Day at 6pm will analyse the big moves before Deadline Day at Ten rounds up all the transfer headlines.