Crewe boss Dario Gradi has swooped to sign Liverpool defender Jon Otsemobor on a month's loan.
Gradi moved for the right-back after losing defenders Adie Moses, Stephen Foster, Anthony Tonkin and Chris McCready to injury.
Liverpool-born Otsemobor, 21, has previously had loan spells at Hull City and Bolton Wanderers.
However, he has not figured in new Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez's plans so far this season.
The England under-20 international enjoyed a run of five first-team starts under Gerard Houllier at Anfield last season before joining Bolton, for whom he only played one game.