The English outlet went to claim that the Serbia playmaker would welcome a move to Anfield this summer.
This report came out on a day when Liverpool were also linked with a blockbuster move for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe.
If their interest in Tadic is genuine then the 28-year-old would represent another Southampton player who the Reds want, after their botched move for centre-back Virgil van Dijk this past week.
The Merseysiders publicly apologised to the Saints for allegedly making an illegal approach for the 25-year-old, and Liverpool fans have reacted to the rumour that their club want another man from St Mary's.
Liverpool buying off Southampton. In other news waters wet, the sky is blue and grass is green.— RG (@ffsavfc) June 11, 2017
Liverpool buying another player from Southampton, other news water is wet pic.twitter.com/6bMEDa3UFV— Ben (@GetKaned10) June 11, 2017
It's such a Liverpool thing to do, apologise to Southampton and then bid for Tadic. (Not sure if it's true, but still funny if it is)— Danny Young® ⚽️ (@YoungyLFC98) June 11, 2017
Lol after all the van dijk drama Liverpool casually enquire about tadic what the hell #lfc— Danny Murphy (@DANZOFFICIAL) June 11, 2017
-agree terms with vvd— MADO ⚽️ (@MDewaji) June 11, 2017
-apologize & end interest
-bid for Tadic
FSG for you#lfc
So we're not getting Salah or Van Dijk and now we're looking at Tadic and relegated defenders. I looooooove #LFC— Sam (@Sam_Gocher) June 11, 2017
Nooo not another— karl (@karln10) June 11, 2017
If true it is certainly a brazen move by Fenway Sports Group, given the commotion over the Van Dijk saga.
That subplot aside, Tadic might just represent a good bit of business if the transfer were to materialise.
The 28-year-old has netted 14 Premier League goals for Southampton since joining in 2014, clocking up 24 assists in the process.