Paul Konchesky could rejoin Fulham on loan as Liverpool explore ways of offloading the unpopular full back.
Fulham have concerns over the form of Mexican Carlos Salcido and are interested in taking Konchesky back just four-and-a-half months after he moved to Anfield for £4million.
A return to his old club is the 29-year-old's only option in the Barclays Premier League because he made one appearance for Fulham in August before joining Liverpool, and the rules state that players cannot represent three top-flight teams in the same season.
However, he would be eligible to leave for a Championship club on an emergency loan once the transfer window closes at the end of this month.
Konchesky has struggled to settle on Merseyside and has come under fire from Liverpool fans over his performances.
Another summer signing struggling to make an impact is Joe Cole, who last night played 45 minutes for Liverpool's reserves in a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the quarter-final of the Lancashire Senior Cup.
Fulham captain Danny Murphy, meanwhile, looks set to agree a new one-year deal.
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