The Reds want Machado of Olympiakos.
In a bid to improve their midfield Liverpool are eyeing up a transfer for Olympiakos star Paulo Machado, according to Portuguese publication O Record.
The 27-year-old, who was a product of the FC Porto youth system, has only been in Greece for 12 months since signing from Ligue 1 outfit FC Toulouse in 2012, but has impressed enough to make the Reds take notice.
Machado was instrumental in the Greek club’s league triumph in 2013 as the midfielder operated just in front of the back four.
However, the Portuguese ace can also play out wide on the flanks in an offensive role on either the left or right wing.
The Portugal international has a wealth of skills on display, with Machado being strong on the ball with impressive passing and crossing accuracy, as well as being dangerous from set pieces.
To date the Olympiakos man has earned five caps for his country, having left Portugal in 2008 to enjoy a successful spell in France with both Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.
Machado is a typical utility player, who is extremely useful in a squad due to the fact the midfielder can be played in several positions.
At Anfield there are some question marks over the capabilities of the likes of Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson and the Portuguese could give the pair some much needed competition.
According to football website transfermarkt.com Machado would only set manager Brendan Rodgers back around £3.5m and would therefore serve as a small gamble.