Since the Coutinho handed transfer request on Friday in a quite dramatic fashion which left the club and Liverpool fans in a massive shock.
Liverpool have been looking for other targets as the Naby Keita fairy tale seems to cool down as we are closing towards the end of the summer transfer window.
The Reds have shown a keen interest in Rennes' star midfielder Benjamin Andre as they are ready to submit a €17m for the Ligue 1 player according to reports in France
The 27-year-old Frenchman can operate in the position of both holding midfielder and behind the striker, giving Liverpool more variety in midfield if they go for the player.
With Neymar's recent record-breaking move to PSG, Barcelona have started pursuing Philippe Coutinho and two bids has already been rejected.
In previous season Andre created 38 chances while maintaining an 82% passing accuracy average in the french league 1.
If the star Brazilian player leaves for Barcelona which looks likely after handing transfer request on Friday afternoon, Andre would be a suitable replacement due to his leadership qualities in the middle of the park.
With Mohamed Salah has the only massive recruitment the club has made this summer, Liverpool will need to sign a midfielder as well as a Center Back before the transfer window ends.