Former Wigan Athletic defender Paul Scharner is hoping to join Roy Hodgson at Liverpool.
The 30-year-old Austrian is available on a free transfer after leaving the DW Stadium at the end of the last campaign and is hoping Hodgson’s previous interest can lead to a move to Anfield.
The new Reds boss tried to sign Scharner during his time as Fulham manager.
“Roy Hodgson and Paul Scharner – this is a special relationship,” said the player’s agent, Valentin Hobel.
“Hodgson thinks that Paul’s strengths in midfield are better than his attributes in central defence.
“Liverpool would be a dream, of course, but we are in contact with several clubs. Because he is a free transfer, he can choose.”
Meanwhile, striker Nabil El Zhar is looking to leave Anfield this summer after struggling to make an impact at first-team level.
“I want to leave Liverpool. I do not play often enough,” said the 23-year-old striker.
“There are several European clubs interested and I will not close any doors.”