Rumours are circulating that Kenny Dalglish is chasing Uruguay winger Gaston Ramirez, with the Liverpool manager hoping to bring in a player who can immediately work off Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates' strengths.
Suarez has been a standout performer since making the move to Merseyside in the January transfer window, and as a result, Dalglish has made a formal agreement with Uruguayan club Nacional to capitalise on the country's best players.
Liverpool have been monitoring numerous players in the Uruguay national side as well, and Ramirez, who at just 20 years old has eight caps for his country, is said to be at the top of Dalglish's wishlist for January.
Ramirez joined Serie A side Bologna from South American side C. A. Penarol in the 2010 summer, for a reported fee of €5.5 million. And after scoring seven times in 35 league games, Liverpool are considering reuniting him with both Suarez and Coates in the hope that their bond for both club and country will work in the side's favour.
Barcelona have proven that when their players are representing the same club and country, it can create a bond that will take the club to higher heights. And sides in England are clearly following suit, with Sir Alex Ferguson making some big purchases of English players for Manchester United and Liverpool doing the same.
And Uruguayan players seem to suit Dalglish and Damien Comolli's transfer policy at Anfield, particularly with the side doing so well in the 2010 World Cup and the Copa America, meaning that Ramirez will no doubt be connected with the club during January.
While Suarez is now an established member of the Reds' starting line up, Coates has made eight appearances for Liverpool since signing with the club in the summer, and the youngster is tipped to do big things with the history-rich club.
Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also said to be interested in Ramirez, and if the youngster wants to wait until next summer to make a move, Liverpool could be dependent on qualifying for the Champions League before they can steal the march on their rivals.