Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is set to step up his pursuit of a new midfielder during the course of the January transfer window and has set his sights on Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon, according to reports in The Metro.
Sessegnon has begun o play some of his best football for Sunderland since the arrival of new boss Martin O'Neil at the Stadium of Light.
The Benin international joined Sunderland last January from Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth £6million, but it is felt that Sessegnon is struggling to adapt to life in the North-East.
It has emerged Premier League rivals Liverpool are putting together a package to try and bring the 27-year-old attacking midfielder to Merseyside.
However, Liverpool seems to only be willing to go up to £8m for Sessegnon, whilst Sunderland value the player at £15m.