The 23-year-old is set to leave the Ligue 1 champions in the coming days after growing frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities.
This has alerted a number of clubs, but it is thought that Roma and Liverpool lead the pack.
But, The Reds have now moved ahead of their Serie A rivals, who are said to be on the verge of walking away from a potential move for a fear of being unable to compete financially with the Merseysiders.
Roma are desperate to sign Sakho, however they are not willing to pay the sort of money Liverpool are thought to be ready to offer.
Although the Anfield side’s approaches have been tentative so far, they may step up their move with injuries at the heart of their defence a genuine concern.
Kolo Toure was stretchered off during the Capital One Cup win over Notts County earlier this week, while both Sebastian Coates and Martin Skrtel are also sidelined.
Brendan Rodgers is said to have made obtaining a new central defender one of his priorities over the coming days, and could make a concrete move for Sakho.
Liverpool fans, do you need to get Mamadou Sakho in before you face Manchester United this weekend?
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