Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is a January target for Liverpool according to the Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old burst onto the scene in the Eagles' memorable Carling Cup quarter final victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford, attracting the attention of a number of Barclays Premier League suitors.
Zaha scored on his Palace debut on the opening day of the 2010-11 campaign, and has gone from strength to strength during his time at Selhurst Park, developing into one of the most sought-after teenagers outside England's top-flight.
However, the England U19 international is being protected by Palace for the time being, and told to concentrate on his football after recently signing a new and improved five-and-a-half-year contract extension.
Six weeks after that memorable Manchester United victory, Palace will take centre stage at home against Cardiff City in their Carling Cup semi-final first leg tie tonight - a match where Zaha is once again expected to shine.
Palace coach Dean Austin is convinced the African-born starlet has the ability to reach the top, saying: "I told him if he wants it badly enough he could be at Real Madrid in five years.
"He's got everything a modern footballer needs. He's very unorthodox, difficult to coach, because a lot of the stuff he does is spontaneous. [But] Wilf can do anything he wants, he's that good."
Liverpool are believed to be awaiting the outcome of Palace's Carling Cup semi-final before they make any move, and plan to see off rival interest from Newcastle United and Stoke City by making an offer worth up to £10million.
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