Liverpool are considering a move in signing PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum in the January transfer window, according to the Metro.
The 23-year-old missed most part of the season as the attacking midfielder was ruled out with a back injury. Since his return, the Dutch international has been in impressive form and has already bagged four goals in the league.
The report claims that the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is unconcerned over Wijnaldum's recent injury and is keen on bringing the midfielder to Anfield before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.
Wijnaldum was a transfer target for Liverpool's league rivals Arsenal last summer, but the former Feyenoord man reportedly rejected a chance to join the Gunners after he committed his future to the Eredivisie side.
PSV manager Phillip Cocu handed Wijnaldum the club captaincy role and his form has seen the former Swansea boss set his eyes on the Dutch midfielder. The Metro claims the Merseyside club are preparing a £9m move in signing him in January as Rodgers looks to bolster Liverpool's attack.
Wijnaldum's form before picking up a back injury has seen him receive a call for the national side. The Dutchman will be looking to get more playing time and impress Louis van Gaal in order to seal a place in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Meanwhile, Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has hailed his side for showing "tremendous character" as the Reds registered a 5-3 away win over Stoke City in their league tie. The fixture saw Daniel Sturridge mark his return from injury as the Merseyside club made their way to the top four of the table with the latest result.
Liverpool are fourth with 42 points from 21 games, leading their arch rivals and fifth place Everton by a point.
"I thought we showed tremendous character. For the first 40 minutes we controlled the game, were very comfortable and were 2-0 up - and then we made a couple of mistakes. It became a real tough game from then on," Gerrard explained.
"It was big because our record against Stoke in the Premier League is poor away from home, so we wanted to put that right today. Today was all about the team performance and the three points, and it's results like these we need if we want to finish in the top four."