Borussia Monchengladbach defender Alvaro Dominguez has confirmed he received an approach from Liverpool to discuss the possibility of a transfer to the Premier League.
Speaking in an interview with German publication Express.de the 25-year-old revealed that he had multiple offers to leave Borussia-Park this summer, but has opted to stay and continue his development in the Bundesliga under the tutelage of manager Lucien Favre.
"Yes, that's right. Galatasaray and Liverpool have contacted me," Dominguez explained. "But I stay with Borussia.
"I'm happy if I can play here and am needed. I have spoken to the club, they told me that I'm an important player. Then that I claim to be on the pitch, but it is clear."
The Spaniard's claim comes as quite a surprise seeing as Liverpool's alleged interest had not been picked up by any media source, passing under the radar without trace amid a flurry of rumours regarding ins and outs at Anfield.
Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a host of high-profile players, and has already brought in nine new faces to significantly strengthen his Liverpool squad ahead of their return to the Champions League this season.
The £20 million acquisition of Croatian defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton and arrival of Spanish duo Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo has gone some way to solving the defensive frailties shown by the Reds last season, but Rodgers's apparent interest in Dominguez shows that the manager is perhaps still not satisfied with his squad.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Merseyside club will make any more signings in the remaining days of the transfer window, but regardless the summer business completed must be regarded as a success even after losing star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
The Uruguayan talisman left Anfield for Camp Nou in a blockbuster £75 million deal, providing Liverpool with a significant transfer kitty to reinvest in adding to the first-team squad.