Jackson Martinez
Liverpool target Jackson Martinez (r) averages a goal every other game for Colombia.

Liverpool target Jackson Martinez has revealed his "joy" over being linked with a move to Anfield, but the Jaguares striker reiterated his commitment to the Mexican club ahead of any official interest from Merseyside.

Martinez, 25, has been on Kenny Dalglish's radar since the summer, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal also interested in the Colombian international.

The Liverpool target has scored five time in 10 games for his country but his valuation has shot up after a string of impressive performances in the Mexican Primera Division this season.

The Daily Mail reports Martinez was available for around £5m in September but Liverpool could be asked to pay closer to £9m, with the player averaging a goal every other game in the Mexican league.

However, Martinez is refusing to let Liverpool's reported interest unsettle his current form and said he would honour his contract at Jaguares before seeking a move elsewhere.

"For me it is a joy whenever I see news about teams interested in me, but for now I have a contract with Jaguares," Martinez said.

"Things have their time and I've always said, since I got here, that I'll only leave when there was a clear opportunity to do so.

"Therefore, only God knows when I leave."

Liverpool are keen to add to their attacking options with Luis Suarez currently suspended and £35m Andy Carroll struggling to justify his transfer fee.

Dalglish had been linked with a move for Aston Villa frontman Darren Bent but Villa have indicated they are unwilling to sell.