Liverpool FC keeping tabs on Valencia ace

Valencia midfielder Sofiane Feghouli

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to move forĀ Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli after Alexis Sanchez’ agent ruled out a move to Anfield.

The Reds poor start to the season continued at the weekend as they were comprehensively beaten 3-1 at home by strugglers Aston Villa.

Despite being quoted as saying not to expect too much from the January transfer window, Rodgers is still keen to bolster his squad and reports in Spain have linked Liverpool with a move for the Algerian wide player next month.

SuperDeporte suggest the Reds have already made contact with representatives of the player who predominantly prefers to play on the right hand side.

MirrorFootball‘s Spanish correspondent David Cartlidge believes Feghouli, who’s current contract runs out in 2014, would be a great addition to their squad:

“Liverpool would get a player who is hard working, direct, skilful and has a lot of potential. He can replicate Kuyt’s success at the club.

“A deal could happen due to Valencia’s need to sell, and Feghouli’s unresolved contract situation. Also, Valencia have already identified replacements.”

It is believed Rodgers has intensified his interest in the player after suffering a blow in his pursuit of Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez, with the Chilean’s agent ruling out a move to Anfield.

Liverpool currently sit 12th in the Premier League after an inconsistent season in which they have had to rely heavily on inexperienced players such as Raheem Serling, while struggling to provide sufficient support for star striker Luis Suarez.