Liverpool have been given real cause for concern after reports emanating from Spain suggest that La Liga giants Real Madrid are preparing a January move for star striker Luis Suarez.
According to El Mundo Deportivo, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has pinpointed the South American starlet as the 'big-name' signing to bring to the Bernabeu when the mid-season transfer window reopens in a few months time.
With Madrid boss Jose Mourinho still keen to sign a No.9 after failing in a bid to land Brazilian hotshot Neymar, attention has now turned to the Liverpool striker, who has made quite a name for himself since his £24million move to Anfield.
The Uruguayan international has seen his stock rise considerably over the past nine months, after Reds boss Kenny Dalglish unearthed one of the most dangerous centre-forwards in the Barclays Premier League.
Suarez also starred on the international stage in this summer's Copa America, after being voted player of the tournament. His growing profile, particularly in Latin America, is something that is reportedly impressing Real's marketing men - so they will be doing everything they can to strike a deal for the Liverpool forward.
A potential stumbling block for Madrid, is the fact that Suarez is represented by Per Guardiola - the brother of Barcelona boss Pep - who could make a bid of his own if he sees the Merseyside star as a potential asset to his current crop of stars at the Camp Nou.