Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Christian Pulisic from rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Liverpool were reportedly heading the queue to lure the American international winger away from the Bundesliga club, but will now face stiff competition from Bayern.
Manchester United are also keen to secure a deal to sign the nineteen year old this Summer and are eager to utilise the fact he supported the Old Trafford club as a child in their bid.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is hoping that their time together at Dortmund will help persuade Pulisic that his future is best served at Anfield under the German.
But the entry of Bayern into the race will only complicate matters as they look to complete yet another deal to sign a star player from a domestic rival.
The Bavarian giants have already agreed a deal to sign Leon Goretzka on a free transfer from Schalke when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
Liverpool were very keen to bring the Germany international to Anfield, but his representatives politely informed the club that he had no intention of making the move.
Klopp will be hoping that Pulisic does not follow suit.