Liverpool are closely tracking the performances of Steaua Bucharest defender Iasmin Latovlevici as a number of European sides look to sign the experienced Romanian.

The 27-year-old has been a consistent performer for Steaua since joining the club in the summer of 2010 and last season helped the club win the league title as he excelled in a defence which also boasted Tottenham centre-back Vlad Chiriches.

Chiriches was convinced to make the move to White Hart Lane this summer and has impressed with his early season displays, while Latovlevici has remained at Steaua in order to compete in the Champions League.

The club from the Romanian capital have picked up just one point from their first three games in Europe having lost their opening match 3-0 to Schalke, before conceding four against Chelsea and finally earning a draw with FC Basel.

While Steaua have been struggling at the back in Europe, it seems there is plenty of interest in Latovlevici, with the left-back's agent revealing that there is interest from big spending French club Monaco and high-flying Premier League side Liverpool.

When quizzed on whether the defender could leave, his agent Florin Iacob told Sport.ro TV: "Everything depends on the offer.

"I have been contacted by clubs even bigger than Monaco. Don't be surprised if Liverpool are interested in him. I do not confirm their interest, but it will be a surprise for everyone."

Liverpool have options at left-back with Jose Enrique currently competing with Aly Cissokho for a regular starting berth, though the French defender is only on loan for the season.

Cissokho has started the last two Premier League games after Enrique picked up an injury, but it is unclear whether Valencia would allow the 26-year-old to join Liverpool on a permanent deal next summer.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to have competition for places in every position but it remains to be seen which areas he will feel needs strengthening come January.