Liverpool’s pursuit of a winger has turned towards Barcelona youngster Jeffren Suarez, according to reports in the British press.
The Anfield outfit have been linked with a number of wide men in recent weeks amidst reports that Kenny Dalglish has highlighted the position as a problem area for Liverpool, although England international Ashley Young is thought to be the top target.
However, the Sunday Mirror claims that the Reds have started monitoring other targets in the knowledge that Manchester United are also in the chase for Young, with Suarez one of the options for the Merseysiders.
23-year-old Suarez has failed to cement a place in the first team at the Nou Camp after making his debut for the Catalan club back in 2009, and could be tempted into a move with the offer of first team football.
The former Spanish U21 international also has a buy-out clause of £8.3 million with Barca, according to a report in the Metro, making the player an affordable prospect for Liverpool boss Dalglish.
Fenway Sports Group, the Liverpool owners headed by John W. Henry, proved in January that they are willing to back the manager financially, and will be called upon again come the end of the season.
Dalglish has hinted at a number of changes this summer in a string of core positions, with central midfield and another striker also thought to be on the radar.
Suarez, a product of the Barca youth system, could be the answer for Liverpool in the winger position at least, although it remains press speculation at this stage of the season.