Brendan Rodgers is already looking ahead to January, according to reports, with the Liverpool manager planning to sign Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma and rescue the star from his current nightmare at Besiktas.

With less than 12 months to go on his current deal with the Turkish outfit, the 28 year old has had countless problems with fellow players, management and the owners at the club, and is believed to be desperate to head to the Premier League in search of a fresh start.

Liverpool are reportedly the front runners to sign Quaresma, and can begin pre-contract talks with him in January for a move for free, according to Metro.

Besiktas are said to have placed a £7 million price tag over his head, but Liverpool could land him for free if he continues to refuse to sign a new deal in favour of a move.

The Reds are currently having to reign in their spendings on transfers, after Kenny Dalglish outlayed over £100 million during his 18 month spell at the club.

Players such as Stewart Downing, Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson were brought into the fold at Anfield for sky high prices, and the trio are yet to make a real impact on the squad as they finished a disappointing eighth last season and continue to struggle in this campaign.

Ricardo Quaresma
Ricardo Quaresma is reportedly a transfer target for Liverpool. Reuters

Rodgers' inability to land Clint Dempsey on deadline day showed just how far reaching Liverpool's financial constraints need to be, with the forward heading to Tottenham instead as the club offered the £6 million to land him from Fulham and the Reds tried for £4 million.

With that in mind, getting a player to bolster Liverpool's attacking line up on a free would no doubt be an attractive prospect for the club, and Quaresma is hoping to make another move to the Premier League after a loan spell with Chelsea in 2010.

The star's recent disagreements with chairman Fikret Orman, in which Orman is claimed to have said he'll finish the former Inter Milan man's career, has made a move away from his current club look more likely than ever.