Liverpool are reportedly looking to make a loan move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech in January so they can get some more time to find a permanent shotstopper to replace Simon Mignolet.
With Reds boss Brendan Rodgers revealing that his current first choice goalkeeper Mignolet has been dropped "indefinitely" following his poor performances of late, and Brad Jones not having enough experience, Liverpool are reportedly desperate to sign a new goalkeeper in January.
Although they have been linked to a number of goalkeepers including John Ruddy and Victor Valdes, the Daily Mirror claims that Liverpool are looking to sign Cech as a short-term solution until they can find a permanent goalkeeper.
The Blues may not be willing to sell Cech, who is currently their second choice goalkeeper after Thibaut Courtois, to a Premier League side, but they may be open to sending him on a short term loan deal so that he gets exposed to more first team football.
Also, as Liverpool are out of the Premier League title race, Chelsea may be tempted to agree to the loan deal as Cech's signing would strengthen the Reds and make it difficult for the Blues' other rivals including Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal.
Last season, Jose Mourinho tried to use the same tactic by selling Juan Mata to Manchester United in January, but things did not go according to plan for the Blues as the Red Devils were defeated by the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, who eventually finished ahead of Chelsea in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Rodgers is confident that Sterling will remain at Liverpool despite the winger being targeted by a number of big clubs including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Although Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has reportedly been holding talks with Sterling's agents over a new deal, there has been no indication of the two parties reaching an agreement.
The Reds' current form, which has seen them do very poorly in the Premier League and prematurely exit the Champions League, may be a strong factor tempting Sterling to make a move away from Anfield, amidst interests from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Still Rodgers says that he is confident that Sterling will continue at Anfield.
"I'll never be surprised that teams are linked with Raheem," the Northern Irishman told ESPN. "He's such a big talent, who's just turned 20 years of age. He's a wonderful young player and a very mature young man. I'm quite relaxed about it.
"He's a real talisman for this team. He's been a great example of the progress that a lot of the players have made here. He's gone from being the youngest team player to one of the top players in European football.
"The club, I'm sure, will work very hard, and Raheem's happy here. He loves being a Liverpool player. So I'm sure, between the club and the representatives, we can get a deal done that sees him go on and develop what is an exciting career."