Liverpool will need to meet the asking price set by Southampton this summer if they wish to bring in Romeo Lavia.
The Reds saw their second bid for the central midfielder rejected on Monday, and they will now have to pay the full $60 million if they wish to sign the 19-year-old.
Liverpool must meet Saints valuation for Romeo Lavia
Liverpool saw a second bid rejected for Lavia on Tuesday, meaning that they will need to pay the asking price in order to force through the move for their key summer target.
The latest reports from Sky Sports have claimed that the Saints are under no pressure to sell their 19-year-old star, and the Reds must now force the initiative to push through a deal.
However, the Anfield club could face competition for Lavia between now and the end of the summer window, with both Man United and Chelsea assessing whether to make a late move.