Seydou Keita could soon find himself joined on Merseyside by Valencia team-mate and long-term Liverpool target Daniel Parejo.
The Reds have been eyeing the 25 year-old midfielder ever since he left Real Madrid in 2009, but have been put off in the past by his limited physicality and inconsistent performances.
Having just completed his strongest campaign to date with Los Che however, finding four goals and five assists in 32 La Liga outings, the timing could be right to finally acquire the playmaking Spaniard.
Parejo boasts a strong all-round game, with averages of 2.3 tackles, 2.2 key passes and 1.5 dribbles this season, whilst his quality on the ball, with a pass completion rate of 88% this term, will particularly interest Brendan Rodgers.
With central midfielders Joe Allen, Lucas Leiva and Luis Alberto reportedly set to be thrown on the transfer scrapheap too, the Valencia talisman would be an astute replacement.
The former Spain U21 comes with a £20million release clause – but it’s unlikely Liverpool will spend so lavishly on a player who wouldn’t be considered an immediate pick for their starting XI.