Brendan Rodgers

Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has confirmed that he would consider a move to Liverpool in January should the Reds come calling.

The Metro reports that the player was reportedly being watched by Brendan Rodgers' scouts in Nigeria's 2-2 draw against Italy at Craven Cottage. The midfielder has put in some brilliant performances in Serie A and is also being tracked by the likes of Inter Milan and Ajax. It is believed that a fee in the range of £6m will secure his services.

"I would jump at the chance to play in the Premier League. Liverpool? They are a huge team and are attractive to any footballer. I could see myself playing for them," Onazi said.

The midfielder is a commanding presence in midfield and with the Reds currently short in the department, his arrival should add some much needed steel which has been missing in their play thus far. Steven Gerrard is past his best which was exploited by Arsenal in their 2-0 win over the Reds at the Emirates a few weeks back. The Gunners' fluid midfield rang rings round the midfield trio of Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva while creating chances at will.

Liverpool are well endowed in attack with the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho stringing together a partnership rivalling the best in the Premiership. The end of the international break beckons a tough period for Liverpool who will play the likes of Everton, Chelsea and Manchester City in quick succession in the Premier League and will be hoping to keep themselves as close as possible to the top of the table before Christmas.

The Reds are currently second in the league, two points behind Arsenal and are looking to make their first op four stake in over five years. Rodgers will set his eyes on the Merseyside derby as the league makes a return next weekend.