Skysports.com understands Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has identified Birmingham defender Scott Dann as one of his top summer transfer targets.
Dalglish is keen to reshape the Reds squad for next season and he sees Dann as a key addition to his long-term plans.
Dann has established himself as one of the best young defenders in the Premier League during his time at Birmingham.
A number of clubs, including Manchester United, are believed to be monitoring his situation at St Andrews but Dalglish is keen to win the race for the Liverpool-born stopper.
However, any move could prove difficult with newly installed director of football Damien Comolli being involved in all transfer dealings at Anfield.
It is believed Comolli is looking to pursue other targets ahead of Dann even though Dalglish sees the former Coventry man as the type of young, hungry and Premier League proven player he wants to bring into his side for next season.