Should Liverpool swoop for long-term United target Lucas Moura?

PSG's twinkle-toed £36 million Brazilian winger would be a very ambitious target for title-chasing Liverpool.

Despite intermittent moments of magic, in his first season at PSG Lucas Moura has failed to live up to his hefty pricetag and looks destined for a move away from the Parc des Princes.

PSG beat off competition from Manchester United to sign the Brazilian winger last season for £36 million, but less than 12 months later the wantaway starlet has appeared on Liverpool's transfer radar

Brendan Rodgers has been in the market for a pacey wingman and a probing, goal-scoring attacking midfielder for some time, failing to bring in Christian Eriksen, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Willian, among other talent this season.

Whether he will be willing or allowed to pay an exorbitant fee for a largely unproven, if gifted, talent remains to be seen.

Lucas did start PSG's Champions League quarter final second leg against Chelsea, completing seven successful dribbles in that match, more than the whole Chelsea team combined, and consistently displayed the kind of mesmeric skill and lightning pace which put him on the wanted list of the world's biggest clubs.

Surely the thought of adding his raw talent to a Liverpool squad rich with counter-attacking talent, alongisde Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling, is a tantalising prospect for Rodgers and the Liverpool faithful.

Yes, over half of Lucas Moura's 43 Ligue 1 appearances have come from the bench and he will almost certainly require a club record bid, but Rodgers can't be expected to unearth Coutinho- and Sturridge-esque bargains every season and still challenge for the title, can he?

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