Merseyside Police has confirmed that emergency services responded to a concern for safety at the Pier Head today, Thursday 12 October.
At around 3.40pm emergency services were called to a report that the body of a man had been seen in the water.
North West Ambulance attended and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death, and the body is yet to be formally identified.
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 595 of 12 October.