Officers are yet to identify the man or trace any next of kin, after the body was found at around 10.30am, and are appealing for the public’s help.
A Home Office post mortem was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out although there is no apparant sign of injury. It is also understood that this man died sometime ago possibily during the summer months or even prior to this. He may have been in the water for sometime.
His death is currently being treated as unexplained.
The man is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall with short dark coloured hair. He is of average build and is thought to be in his twenties.
He was wearing an Armani Jacket, a large Next polo shirt, size 34 Next jeans, a Diesel belt and size 9 white with black stripes Adidas trainers.
He also had a lighter, a swiss army knife, keys and some money in his pockets.
Detective Inspector Judith Blease said: “We are working hard to identify this man and we are currently liaising with neighbouring forces as part of the investigation.
“I would appeal to anyone who either recognises his description or who has any information that may assist our investigation to come forward.
“Any information about who this man may be would be greatly appreciated.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.