According to the agent of Sporting winger Jeffren Suarez, English club Liverpool have shown interest in signing the former Barcelona star during the winter transfer window.

Via Goal.com:

“The agent of Sporting winger Jeffren has claimed his client is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs, with Liverpool considering an offer. The 24-year-old moved to Portugal from Barcelona in the summer of 2011, and, despite having struggled for form and fitness since the switch, has apparently caught the eye of a selection of English clubs as the January transfer window approaches.”

Liverpool manager Brendon Rodgers has already stated about the club’s intention to sign an attacker in the January transfer break as the former European powerhouse currently lack the required prowess upfront.

"We’re looking to do business in the striking department in January,” Rodgers told talkSPORT.

"The reality is that there was always going to be a bit of movement this season with the club trying to regain some of their money. This season was always going to be difficult. We’ll look to do something in the January transfer window though. There’s not going to be wholesale changes in terms of players coming in, that’s the reality of where the club is at,” he further added.

Even though Liverpool might be searching for a bargain-buy to fulfil the needs of the club this term, it is somewhat surprising to see Jeffren being linked with the Reds.

The 24-year-old has looked way out of sorts since joining Sporting and does not seem like an ideal transfer for the Reds, particularly not the kind of a player who could provide Luis Suarez with the much-required support to Uruguayan upfront.

Perhaps, the Reds could do much better by looking at other avenues like Belgium’s Dries Mertens, FC Barcelona’s Cristian Tello or give another of their youth academy stars’ a go at first-team play.