Why West Ham favourite Manuel Lanzini should stay permanently, not join Liverpool

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Liverpool are allegedly interested in signing West Ham loan star Manuel Lanzini.

According to Bleacher Report, Liverpool are strongly considering a move to sign West Ham loan star Manuel Lanzini from Al-Jazira.

The 22-year-old playmaker has enjoyed a superb start to life in the Premier League, scoring three goals and adding one assist since joining West Ham on loan from Al-Jazira over the summer.

A former River Plate academy graduate, Lanzini's reputation is growing by the week, and his superb performances under Slaven Bilic are bound to make West Ham pursue a permanent deal for the Argentine star.

Now though, Bleacher Report suggest that Liverpool are tracking Lanzini's performances at Upton Park, with Jurgen Klopp looking to strengthen his squad at Anfield.

Lanzini's displays are likely to trigger rival interest in his signature, but he should be looking to stay at West Ham over joining Liverpool, if the reports of the Reds' interest are true.

Lanzni is playing regular first-team football at West Ham, and he looks set to have an even more important role in Bilic's team, given the injury to playmaker Dimitri Payet.

At Liverpool, Lanzini would be in a tough battle for places in Klopp's first team, given that the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana would all be looking to play in the same position - either as a No. 10 or out wide in an attacking role.

Instead, Lanzini should be looking to remain a key player in a West Ham side which are making strides on and off the field right now.

Bilic has the Hammers in great form and they should be challenging for European football this season, whilst the imminent move to the Olympic Stadium next summer should also be appealing to Lanzini, with West Ham looking to become a top Premier League side, where they can challenge the likes of Liverpool regularly.

Ultimately, Liverpool may have more funds available to pay up for Lanzini, with Al-Jazira allegedly looking for a fee of £8m for his services, according to The Mirror - but with regularly first team football at a club which is developing on and off the field, Lanzini should be looking to tie his future to West Ham, rather than join a Premier League rival where he wouldn't be such an important player.

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