Liverpool are considering a shock move to re-sign their former defender Carl Medjani in the summer transfer window, according to talkSPORT.
The centre-back is currently with Trabzonspor after joining them from AS Monaco last summer. He has been in impressive form this term, which has attracted interest from the Merseyside club.
Brendan Rodgers has failed to address Liverpool's defensive worries in the last two summer transfer windows. The Northern Irishman will be hoping to strengthen his side's back four for the upcoming season.
The Algerian international's contract at the Turkish club expires in 2017 and is available for a fee around £2m ($3.1m). The Premier League side are believed to seal the deal as early as next week as they look to bring their former player back to Anfield.
During his youth development years at Saint-Etienne, he was tracked by Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. However, it was Liverpool who managed to bag his services in 2003.
The 30-year-old failed to break into the Reds' first team in the first three years, which forced their then manager Rafael Benitez to send him on loan to Lorient. Medjani was once again sent on loan and a year later, he completed a permanent switch to Lorient in 2006.
The former Swansea manager currently has the services of Dejan Lovren, Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel, along with Kolo Toure, who recently signed a new deal. Rodgers has played Emre Can as a centre-back when fielding his preferred 3-5-2 formation.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso was full of praise for Steven Gerrard after the latter ended his Anfield career following the end of this season.
"It was so inspirational. When Stevie was on your side you knew that he could have those magic moments that we enjoyed," Alonso told Liverpool's official website.
"I remember the goal against Olympiacos or the FA Cup final goal against West Ham that came out of nothing."