Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann believes Adam Lallana will be a 'suitable' signing for the Merseyside club, urging them to go for the Southampton star.
The Reds have reportedly made an improved offer of £26m to sign the 26-year-old England international after an initial bid of £20m was thought to be not matching the Hampshire club's expectations.
Hamann, who also played for Bayern Munich and Manchester City during his playing days, insists that the Saints' midfielder will certainly make a quality addition to Brendan Rodgers' side for the upcoming campaign, as Liverpool would be making a return to the Champions League.
"I think we can sign Lallana. If you see how we played last season, I think many players will be interested to play with us. Liverpool have a great project for the future and we have a chance to sign him," Hamann told Goal.com.
"Lallana will give us more balance in the depth of the squad. Next season we will compete in many competitions and probably will get more injuries and suspensions. His position is what we need at the moment and I think he will be suitable for us."
Liverpool have also been said to be preparing moves in signing Lallana's teammates at Southampton, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert. The latter is reportedly on the verge of becoming their first summer acquisition among the three players to arrive at Anfield from St Mary's in a two-year deal.
Reports surfacing on Saturday have claimed that Lambert has already arrived in Merseyside for a medical with the clubs understood to have agreed a £4m fee for the striker.
Meanwhile, the Daily Express states that Rodgers is also pushing for Lovren's signature in order to reduce the amount Southampton will be paying to Bournemouth courtesy of the 25% sell-on fee in Lallana's contract.
Despite Rodgers' purported interest in Lovren, another Liverpool legend Phil Thompson claims that the Reds manager must consider making a move for Steven Caulker from Cardiff City.
"If Liverpool need a defender, I think the Cardiff City defender, Steven Caulker, would be the one. He also played under Rodgers's guidance when at Swansea City," Thompson explained.
"At the moment we have some British figures in the defensive line such as [Jon] Flanagan and [Glen] Johnson, but they are not players who play in [Jamie] Carragher's position."