Liverpool boss makes personal Ki scouting trip - reports

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has made a personal check on midfield target Ki Sung-Yeung, according to reports.

The Scottish Sun claims 'King Kenny' was in the stands to watch the Bhoys' last home clash, with Dalglish joined by a number of Barclays Premier League scouts taking in the action.

Whilst Gary Hooper and Beram Kayal are said to be interesting other clubs, it's the South Korean international who is thought to have come to the attention of the Liverpool boss.

Dalglish was linked with a move for the player in the summer, with the club's main sponsor, Standard Chartered, eager for the Reds to invest in a high-quality Asian player who can increase the club's marketability in the far East.

Liverpool have already made moves to this extent by inviting Chinese trialists to Anfield, but Sung-Yeung would undoubtedly add more to the Merseysiders in the immediate future at least.

The former Seoul starlet has proven his ability to adapt in the SPL, and is now being lined-up as a possible addition south of the border.

Lucas Leiva's injury has also increased the need for another central midfielder at Liverpool, with the 22-year-old now amongst a host of players on the club's January radar.

Yann M'Vila, Seydou Keita and Jadson have also been linked with 2012 moves to the club, and Dalglish will be working closely alongside Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli to decide on which players to try and bring in at the next opportunity.

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