His combative efforts in the Copa America have earned Chile midfielder Gary Medel much praise in his home country, but with an uncertain future at Inter Milan following the arrival of Geoffrey Kondogbia, a move away from the Italian side is seemingly on the cards.
The player dubbed 'The Pitbull' for his aggressive style of play and fierce tackling, is the man Liverpool now want to replace Steven Gerrard in the middle of the park, according to Chilean outlet La Tercera.
Liverpool certainly need some additional bite in central midfield, as they head into the post-Gerrard era, which is something Medel offers aplenty, plus he already has valuable experience in the Premier League, following his stint with Cardiff City during the 2013-14 season.
Even though the Welsh club ended that campaign with relegation, Medel proved that along with his powerful defensive capabilities, he can also offer a range of other tools at his disposal, including an often overlooked quality range of passing.
Indeed, over the last two seasons Medel has boasted a pass completion ratio that is on a par with most of the leading midfielders in Europe, with Cardiff City and Inter Milan.
Following just the one season with Inter Milan, the report claims that they are willing to sell Medel in order to recover funds, having already spent heavily this summer.
As such, he has now topped the Anfield shopping list, as Brendan Rodgers seeks to sign the midfield destroyer his side have sorely lacked over recent seasons.
Inter are expected to demand at least £10 million for Medel, thus recovering the same price they paid for the Copa America winning international, when he joined from Cardiff City last summer.