The Reds have already shipped the join highest total of goals in the Premier League this season after a stuttering start to the campaign, despite investing heavily in the likes of Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno and Emre Can after suffering as a result of their slackness at the back last term.
A 50 against record seriously damaged the Merseysiders’ title aspirations during 2013/14, and was widely seen as the major reason they narrowly missed out on a first English title in 24 years.
And with the problems persisting, Rodgers is keen to invest in a top class holding midfielder to protect his backline.
Tiote is seen as an option by the Anfielders, who have been alerted by his desire to leave Newcastle.
The 28-year-old Ivorian revealed last week that he’s ready to move away from St James’ Park after just over four years in the North East in search of a new challenge.
Rodgers is thought to see him as an ideal alternative to ageing skipper Steven Gerrard, whose lack of mobility and pace has been criticised.
The Magpies want around £20m for their man, but Liverpool are keen to knock them down to closer to £15m given the player’s desire to move.
Arsenal and Tottenham are said to be keen, while there is rumoured interest from clubs in Russia.
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