Liverpool are among a host of clubs interested in signing Anzhi striker Lacina Traore, according the player's representative Dimitri Seluk.

Traore scored the winner for Anzhi in their Europa League group game against The Reds last week.

And Liverpool are now one of those clubs who are interested in his services, while Serie A side Udinese, another rival in the Europa League, are out of the running.

Lacina Traore
Traore scored the winner against Liverpool for Anzhi.

"In addition to Liverpool, the list of clubs that have applied to purchase Traore includes Udinese," Seluk said.

"But I am afraid the Italians will not be able to pay my transfer value of the player. At the moment, Lacinia is content with his position at Anzhi. He recently signed a new contract until 2016. Traore has no need to hurry. We'll go ahead and first let him get experience.

"I am an advocate of the gradual development of players. Remember the career of Yaya Toure? In 2005, I brought him to Metalurh Donetsk, then he moved to Olympiacos, then to Monaco and from there to Barcelona. Now Yaya is at Manchester City.

"Of course, Russia is not Traore's final resting place. The day will come when he will play in the Premier League."

Traore joined Anzhi in the summer for a reported €18m and any move to see the Ivory Coast star move in the January transfer window or next summer, would require a sizeable investment.

Since allowing Andy Carroll to leave the club on loan to join West Ham United, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been unmoved in his belief that the club need to additional attacking resources to assist their goal tally.

The club have netted just 14 league goals this season, eight of which have come from striker Luis Suarez, who amid his goals has often cut a frustrated figure.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis believes Traore would be foolish not to move to Anfield should the opportunity arise.

"Traore has all the attributes, height, technique, speed, in order to start playing in England," he told Russia's Izvestia newspaper.

"For Liverpool, he would be a good buy, especially givent the current state of affairs in the team."

"In any case, if he receives offers from Premier League teams and especially from Liverpool, he has to go.

"In spite of the last games of Anzhi, we should not compare these clubs, as it is not necessary to compare the level of the championship.

"How much have Liverpool won in their history? And how much have Anzhi won? Let's not talk about it, it's ridiculous."