Liverpool join the Premier League club’s chase for Lyon winger

Lyon winger Michel Bastos

Liverpool have added themselves to a number of Premier League clubs believed to be chasing Lyon winger Michel Bastos in January, according to Sky Sports.

With the winter window looming and Brendan Rodgers linked with several names in a bid to strengthen his Liverpool squad, Brazilian winger Bastos is supposedly the latest player to be wanted at Anfield.

Lyon currently sit joint top of the Ligue 1 table behind leaders Paris St Germain only on goal difference, and the winger has been an integral part of their success so far this season in which they have also been paired with Tottenham Hotspur in the last 32 of the Europa league.

Bastos is versatile, adept at playing both left midfield and left back which will also be an attraction for Rodgers with Stewart Downing reported to be nearing closer to the end of his career at Liverpool after failing to impress since signing for £20milion in 2011.

The Reds chief will also be keen to relieve some of the pressure on promising 18-year-old winger Raheem Sterling who has enjoyed an excellent breakthrough season, playing nearly every minute of every league game so far.

Bastos has scored 5 goals this term for Lyon and has also attracted interested from the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle as well as the Anfield club.

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