Forgotten Assaidi is a surprise target for the Hoops.
Unwanted Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is set to join Championship side QPR on a season-long loan from Anfield, reports the Mirror.
The 24-year-old has failed to make an impact with the Reds since a £3.5m transfer from Heerenveen last summer and the Merseyside outfit are now willing to let the Moroccan go.
The Hoops are preparing to try and bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking following relegation at the end of last season and manager Harry Redknapp has already recruited Richard Dunne, Gary O’Neil and Danny Simpson from the Premier League.
Now Redknapp wants to give Assaidi a get-out, with the forward only managing 12 appearances for Liverpool in 2012/13, of which only six were starts.
The Morocco international joined Brendan Rodgers’ side after three successful years in the Netherlands, when the African managed 20 goals and 23 assists in 78 Eredivisie matches for Heerenven.
Yet the English top tier hasn’t suited the winger and now Assaidi may have to make the drop down a division in order to get first team football.
The signings of Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas, along with the emergence of young talents such as Coutinho and Raheem Sterling, means that the Moroccan is unlikely to get many opportunities in the starting XI if he stays.
QPR are going through a major upheaval of their squad this summer, as Burnley’s Charlie Austin and Karl Henry of Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been bought in, whilst no fewer than 15 players have left Loftus Road – most notably Loic Remy, Adel Taarabt and Park Ji-Sung.