According to reports in this morning’s Sun newspaper Liverpool have turned their attention towards Anzhi Makhachkala’s Brazilian playmaker Willian.

So far this summer Liverpool have struggled in their attempts to bring in a marquee signing after deals for both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Diego Costa fell through, and the clubs interest in Christian Eriksen has seemingly cooled down.

Having now sold Stewart Downing to West Ham for £5 million Liverpool have in fact brought in more money in players they have sold than what they spent to acquire Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been promising to bring in at least one big name player, and should they sign the 25-year-old playmaker it is likely to cost them at least £30 as that is the price the Dagestan club paid to Shakhtar back in January.

After suffering a financial crisis Anzhi have put their expensive imports all on the transfer market as they attempt to focus on their youth academy.

Willian is a technically outstanding player who has the ability to carve open defences with clever chipped balls, and razor sharp passes.

One problem the Reds may come up against is Tottenham who armed with the money from the sale of Gareth Bale could easily afford to bring the Brazilian to White Hart Lane.