The Slovakian playmaker has been heavily linked with a January move away from Naples, amid speculation that the club are plotting a major overhaul.
Hamsik has been one of their key performers for some time, but he could be sacrificed – alongside manager Rafael Benitez.
Hamsik has been on the radars of Manchester United and Chelsea, but now it’s understood that Liverpool are in pole position.
Despite having drafted in a number of top stars over the summer, Brendan Rodgers is keen to get more names on board after watching his side make a stuttering start to the season.
The 27-year-old is seen as one of the best creative midfielders in Italian football, and has been tipped to develop into a genuine star for a few years.
He also possesses a good eye for goal, and could be used as a long-term successor to Steven Gerrard.
Hamsik plays alongside Martin Skrtel at international level, which may be a trump card for the Anfield club.
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