Liverpool have approached Bayern Munich over a deal for Diego Contento as their search for a new left back continues.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is desperate to add another option to his squad ahead of the new season with Jose Enrique the club’s only recognised left-sided defender.

And according to reports in Germany the man being lined up is 23-year-old Bayern ace Contento who has been told he can leave by manager Pep Guardiola.

Contento made just five appearances last season but is highly rated and has been strongly linked with Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin in the last few days.