Defender Adriano is reportedly willing to leave Barcelona Reuters

Liverpool are keeping a close watch on wantaway Barcelona defender Adriano Correia following the appointment of Luis Enrique at the Nou Camp, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 30-year-old player is known for his versatility, as he is able to play in full back or in defensive midfield positions, adding much needed cover in the side if key players are absent.

Due to Adriano's age, he is unlikely to hold a starting position at one of Europe's top clubs, but his experience and ability as a substitute or in cup games in unparalleled.

The Brazilian has a release clause in the range of £15m, but might be available for much less as he is not an integral part of the Barcelona squad and wants to move on.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who is always on the lookout for bargains to add to his squad, is keeping an eye on the situation and will decide on the next course of action before the summer.

The Reds have a lot of options for new full backs, but the club has not decided on whether to close a permanent deal for Javier Manquillo, who is currently on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Adriano could also play for Liverpool next season, after Steven Gerrard's departure, who will be ending his football career in the US after signing a deal with MLS club LA Galaxy.

The Reds are currently seventh in the league table. The team needs to win today's match against Southampton at St Mary's to stand a chance of finishing this season in the top four.

Mario Balotelli's return to form will put pressure on Rodgers, who is dependant on Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling to pull him out of trouble. The Reds have also progressed into the quarter finals of the FA Cup where they will face Blackburn Rovers at Anfield.