Liverpool must wait until the summer to discover if they can sign Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita according to The Sun.
The 31-year-old Mali international is struggling to hold down a regular starting spot at Camp Nou, and has revealed he would be interested in a move to the Barclays Premier League.
"Liverpool are a great club and it is fantastic to hear they are interested in me but you know how I feel about Barcelona," he said.
"But we are in football and nothing is an absolute, so let's wait until the end of the season.
"I want to play more games and the Premier League is very attractive and exciting for anyone."
Reds boss Kenny Dalglish had an exceptionally busy summmer, bringing no less than seven new players to Anfield - but he is expected to re-enter the transfer market in January as he continues to strengthen his Liverpool squad.
But having already signed the likes of Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson since his return to Merseyside, Dalglish has a plethora of midfield options, so it is by no means certain that Keita would be guaranteed a place in the Liverpool side.