Despite the likelihood of finishing second behind Manchester City in this season’s Premier League title race, Liverpool have had an excellent campaign and will be confident of pushing on in 2014-15.
Manager Brendan Rodgers knows that the offer of Champions League football will attract top players, and Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo is reportedly being sounded out as a summer target.
Despite starting out in a more defensive role, Parejo has demonstrated his versatility by contributing greatly going forward – similar to Steven Gerrard this season. In 26 La Liga starts, he has scored four goals and assisted a further five, and tops the club's charts with an impressive 60 key passes.
The 25-year-old's release clause is reported to be £20.5 million, and Valencia boss Juan Antonio Pizzi has conceded that should Liverpool - or any other club - activate it, then any potential deal is out of his hand.
'I have already said that Parejo is a very important player for me, the same as a number of others', he is quoted by Spanish paper AS as saying.'I can understand the need to buy or sell players, but it isn’t a topic which I can resolve'.
Parejo could be the perfect player to help Liverpool in midfield and his experience in this season’s Europa League would come in handy ahead of the Merseyside outfit's European adventure in 2014-15.
He has been previously capped by the Spanish U21 side on 19 occasions, although he has yet to receive a call-up to the national team because of Spain’s embarrassing riches in midfield.