VIDEO: Liverpool midfield target scores wonder goal

Udinese

Reported Liverpool target Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu put Udinese briefly on top opposite Lazio with a brilliant strike.

The Ghanaian has been tipped to be the subject of a bid from Liverpool this January, with manager Brendan Rodgers looking to add defensively-minded options to his squad in midfield.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa only further confirmed Liverpool's need for a player of the Zebrette man’s ilk, as the Reds struggled with Lucas Leiva on the bench in the first half.

Badu, however, is a versatile figure capable of getting forward and breaking-up play. He has also been known to score from distance, and the Stadio Friuli bore witness to one of his spectacular strikes on Sunday as the 23-year-old treated onlookers to a cracking outside-of-the-boot volley.

Udinese ultimately fell 3-2 to the Aquile, as Manchester United and Tottenham target Hernanes hit the winner with a lovely long-range effort of his own.

Badu, a 2012 Puskas Award nominee, has already confirmed his desire to join Liverpool.

Watch the Ghana international's breathtaking goal below:

image: © Thomas-Sommernegger

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