Liverpool are among the host of Premier League clubs interested in Sporting Lisbon striker Jeffren Suarez, according to the player's agent.

The Sporting Lisbon forward has netted just once domestically this season but has been attracting interest from a host of big name clubs.

Reports earlier in the week had suggested that Liverpool were interested in Suarez, but following a confirmation from the player's agent Jorge Llagostera, it's been revealed that no club is yet to begin negotiations over a move for the 24 year old.

Jeffren Suarez
Suarez has scored one goal this season.

"Liverpool and other Premier League clubs are monitoring the kid," Jorge Llagostera told Portuguese radio station Antena 1.

"But, formally, we still not have received an offer to negotiate with Sporting."

Brendan Rodgers is made no secret of the fact he wishes to add to his attacking resources in the January transfer window, after failing to replace Dirk Kuyt, Craig Bellamy and Andy Carroll, who joined West Ham United on a season-long loan, all of whom left in the summer.

With Fabio Borini out until the next year with a broken foot, Luis Suarez has been depended on for goals, with the Uruguayan having already struck 10 in the Premier League so far this season.

Only Steven Gerrard has scored more than one goal in the Premier League this season, and any improvement on the club's 11<sup>th place surely hinges on Liverpool providing a greater goal threat in the second half of the campaign.

Suarez joined Lisbon from Barcelona in 2011 after seeing his opportunities limited during his three-year spell with the first team following his promotion from the Catalan's B and C teams.

The Spain under-21 international signed a five-year deal upon joining Lisbon last summer with a reported €30m buy-out clause, and scored three league goals in his opening season in five starts as Sporting finished fourth domestically.

With the club struggling in the Europa League, Liverpool should have no problem in attracting him away from the Estadio Jose Alvalade, as they might with a series of Champions League targets.

However, such is Suarez's modest goal tally, and his valuation at Sporting, that Liverpool are likely to target players with greater value in the market in January and who possess substantially more Premier League experience.