Simon Kjaer
Simon Kjaer hints he would consider an offer from the red half of Merseyside Getty

Lille defender Simon Kjaer would consider joining Liverpool during the summer transfer window.

Kjaer, 26, has become an integral part of Lille's formidable defence since his arrival from Wolfsburg in a cut price £2.2m ($3.4m) deal in 2013 but may be tempted to leave the club this summer after their failure to qualify for Europe.

Liverpool have recently been linked with a move for the Denmark international who admits a move to Anfield would "make his family happy".

"I have not spoken to my representatives," Kjaer said, the Mirror reports. "I want to wait until the end of the season.

"It is not a secret that my family are Liverpool fans, and a move to Liverpool would make my family happy. But they support me more than they support anything else, so they are happy where ever I go – as long as I am happy."

Liverpool have recorded a sorry defensive record this season where they have conceded 42 league goals, the second worst tally in the top seven, despite spending over £40m on defensive recruits Dejan Lovren, Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno in the summer of 2014.

Lille's disappointing eighth-place finish in Ligue 1 could pave the way for Kjaer's departure and he could make the move to Merseyside along with his current teammate Divock Origi.

The 20-year-old Belgium starlet was signed by Liverpool in the summer of 2014 after he attracted the attention of a number of big clubs during an impressive World Cup but manager Brendan Rodgers sent him back on loan to Lille to continue his development.

Having scored eight league goals and one in the Europa League this campaign, Rodgers expects him to "be a great asset" for Liverpool next term. He said: "Young Divock coming in will be a great asset for us. We will see what the summer brings."