Liverpool international wing wizard target confirms Anfield interest

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Liverpool are amongst the Premier League teams chasing versatile Swedish international Behrang Safari.

The Basel left back, who can also play as a winger, was influential in the club's Swiss Super League title winning season last term, and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is thought to be monitoring the player through his links in Scandinavia.

Safari's agent, Martin Dahlin, has a relationship with the Reds boss from his time as Sweden and Blackburn manager, something that could give the Liverpool manager an edge should he wish to negotiate a deal.

"Behrang Safari, has been doing very well and was recently linked with Liverpool, Fulham and Everton," Dahlin told

“He is a 25 year-old left-back and left-winger who has been playing in the Champions League with Basel and has already got 17 caps for Sweden. I have high hopes for him," the agent concluded.

Additional Barclays Premier League interest will come as no surprise to the Anfield outfit following the player's impressive start to the current campaign, which could lead to an offer of more than the £3 million valuation from Liverpool or any of the suitors.

Reds scout Jakob Friis-Hansen confirmed that the club were watching Safari last month, with the Liverpool boss keen to strengthen his squad from an area which he knows best.

New owners NESV have promised the Merseyside manager a transfer war chest in the region of £35 million, and Hodgson will look to invest at the first available opportunity in the New Year.

It was also previously reported that a move to Liverpool 'excites' Safari.

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