Jurgen Klopp is continuing his search for a back-up to Andy Robertson according to reports.
Philipp Max is an 25 year-old left back who came through the Bayern Munich and Schalke academies before graduating to their senior team.
He then moved to Karlsruher and eventually to Augsburg where he has made over 100 appearances.
Max also represented his country in the 2016 Rio Olympics where Germany claimed a silver medal.
Max is viewed as an attacking left-back much in the same vein as Robertson and in the 2017/8 season he registered 12 assists which was the second highest tally in the Bundesliga behind Thomas Muller.
Last season while not nearly as prevalent in that category, he did score four goals which included a double against Stuttgart at the end of April.
What makes Robertson such a great player is while he has an attacking nature he very rarely gets caught out of position.
Likewise, Max is someone who keeps his discipline and does not dive into tackles.
The defender is the son of striker Martin Max who twice topped the Bundesliga scoring charts with 1860 Munich in 1999/2000 and again in the 2000/01 season.
The Express reports that Klopp is interested in the highly rated defender who will cost in vicinity of £18million.
However, there is competition for his services with the report also saying Barcelona are keen to wrap up the deal in the near future.
There has been a recent view that Klopp may keep the faith with options within his squad to fill the left-back position including James Milner and youngsters Adam Lewis and Yasser Larouci.
However this report is a sign that Klopp is keeping all options on the table.