Sevilla’s Stephane Mbia, on loan from Queens Park Rangers, claims a summer transfer to Liverpool would be very appealing indeed, with the midfielder hopeful of being able to test himself in the Champions League next season.
M’Bia was linked with a move to Liverpool before leaving Marseille for QPR on transfer deadline day in 2012, in a deal which saw Joey Barton move in the opposite direction. The Cameroon international hardly excelled himself at Loftus Road as he earned two red cards in a season that ended in relegation.
He has, however, performed impressively after joining Sevilla at the beginning of the season, with the 27-year-old having made 25 appearances in a campaign that has seen the Spanish club reach fifth place in La Liga and the final of the Europa League. M’Bia is now optimistic his efforts could earn him a transfer to Liverpool, while he would also be open to joining Everton.
"Playing in the Champions League, that's my goal," M’Bia told Estadio Deportivo.
"Liverpool? For me, it is a pride. Liverpool are a great team that will play the Champions League. Everton is also a great team, but I can not say what will happen in the future."
It is unclear if Liverpool harbour mutual interest in M’Bia, although his versatility may prove appealing to Brendan Rodgers, with the player able to operate in a defensive midfield position and in the centre of defence.