Liverpool are reportedly eyeing Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez ahead of the January transfer window.
The Reds have been struggling with injuries in the middle of the park this season, with Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones all missing key stages of the season so far.
They took another blow at the weekend when it was confirmed Arthur Melo will be out for three to four months after suffering an injury in training.
With resources stretched in midfield, Jurgen Klopp’s side could enter the transfer market in early 2023 and Rodriguez has emerged as a potential option, as reported by sports stadium.
Rodriguez has been at Betis since January 2020 and is under contract with the club until June 2024.
Under former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, he became a key player for the Spanish side and was part of the team that won the Copa del Rey last season.
The 28-year-old has also won 25 caps for Argentina and is expected to be included in the World Cup squad next month.
The Estadio Deportivo report claim Betis didn’t receive a ‘solid offer’ for Rodriguez in the summer that would allow them to keep him, but some of Europe’s top sides, including Liverpool, could make their move in January.
However, the report also states that Betis may still try to extend his stay in Spain by offering him a new deal.
Rodriguez, who scored against Roma in the Europa League last Thursday, has mostly functioned as a midfielder at Betis and he could relieve Fabinho if Liverpool increase their interest in him in the coming months.