Lazio star opens door to Liverpool move

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Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has opened the door for Liverpool to make a transfer move in the January transfer window.

The Nigerian international midfielder has started to impress in Italy after working his way into the first team at the Stadio Olimpico last year, leading to speculation that he could make a move to the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers is reported to be one of the managers interested in the 20-year-old, and Onazi has now talked-up the possibility of moving to Merseyside in the future.

“I would jump at the chance to play in the Premier League,” said Onazi, according to Metro.

“Liverpool? They are a huge team and are attractive to any footballer. I could see myself playing for them.”

The paper goes on to report that Reds scouts watched the player in international action on Monday night, when the Super Eagles drew 2-2 with Italy.

And, if the Liverpool scouts liked what they saw, then it’s claimed that a £6million fee would be enough to bring the player to England.

If Rodgers succeeds in his pursuit of the player, then he’ll face stiff competition for a place in the first team at Anfield however, with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho all fighting for opportunities.

Liverpool are next in action on Saturday, when they face local rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby.

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