Liverpool have contacted Barcelona to find out whether the Spanish giants would be willing to part with midfielder Seydou Keita when the transfer window opens in January.
Respected Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has been in touch with the reigning La Liga champions over the availability of Keita.
The Mali international has been with Barcelona since the summer of 2008 when he made the move from Sevilla to the Catalan side in a deal believed to be worth around €14million.
Keita has gone on to make more than 100 league appearances for Pep Guardiola's side but has never managed to become first choice in an incredibly strong Barcelona midfield.
The box-to-box midfielder has to compete with the likes of Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano, Xavi, Cesc Fabregas and Andreas Iniesta for a starting berth in the centre of midfield and is often asked to start games from the bench.
The 31-year-old has started five league games this season but has been linked with a move after big spending Russian club Anzhi declared their interest in the midfielder.
Keita was Guardiola's first signing and is currently under contract at the Nou Camp until 2014 and it is believed that Barcelona would demand at least £14million for the midfielder.
Liverpool has plenty of options in midfield but it seems as though Dalglish is keen to add some more experience to his side.