Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas would make a worthwhile addition for Liverpool, according to former Reds striker Robbie Fowler.

Fabregas is understood to have been made available for €36m by the Catalans this summer, with Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly interested in the Spaniard's services.

Liverpool have also been mentioned as an interested party and, after making Rickie Lambert their first summer signing on Monday, Fowler feels that with a deal for Southampton's Adam Lallana seemingly stalling, the club should make move for Fabregas.

"Fabregas is a player I've always liked," he told talkSPORT.

"When those kind of players become available, sure you want to sign them. We don't know what's going to happen with Lallana, whether they're after a bit more money or whatever.

"Fabregas is a world recognised player. Would he suit the Liverpool system? Yes of course he could.

"He had the chance to move from Barcelona last year and he said 'no, this is where I want to be, I am staying put'. I know it's another season but he's at a club that he loves."

If Liverpool do pursue Fabregas, they are expected to come under pressure from Chelsea, who reports suggest have already agreed a deal to sign the former Arsenal skipper.

Chelsea's need for a midfielder has increased after confirmation that Frank Lampard will leave the club after 13 years at Stamford Bridge.

Despite signing Nemanja Matic in the summer transfer window, the club are expected to be on the lookout for a replacement ahead of the new campaign.

Though Chelsea appear to be leading the race for Fabregas, Arsenal still have first refusal on the Spain international after his sale to Barcelona in 2012.

Manchester United failed in their public pursuit of Fabregas last summer but don't appear to be among the contenders on this occasion.