Marseille’s 21-year-old midfielder Mario Lemina is the focus of the enquiry, as per the previously mentioned report, and his young age and positional sense could maybe suggest that head coach Brendan Rodgers sees Lemina as a long-term fix for the ongoing problems in the defensive midfield position on Merseyside.
The once-capped French Under-21 international started his career with Lorient, before signing for Marcelo Bielsa’s side at the beginning of last season. He went on to make 18 league appearances in his debut season for L’OM, whilst also turning out in the French Cup and the Champions League.
His promising debut season has improved further following the appointment of Bielsa as head coach in the summer, and he has started six games and made eight substitute appearances for one of the sides fighting for the league title.
There is no indication in the report as to whether Marseille would be willing to sell their highly-rated talent, or as to how much the Reds would have to offer to prise him away from the Stade Velodrome, with his contract not expiring until June 2018.
Regardless of the potential of signing Lemina, Reds fans will be pleased to see that Rodgers is still building for the future of Liverpool Football Club, and there is always hope that the young midfielder sees his career as being more productive if it was spent at Anfield, rather than in France.