Date:4th January 2012 at 10:00pm
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talkSPORT is reporting that Liverpool are set to step up their efforts in signing out of favour Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero during this January transfer window.

The 24-year-old Spanish midfielder is seen as a replacement for the injured Lucas according to the report but from what I have seen of Granero he is more of an attacking midfielder in the mold of Steven Gerrard.

Granero has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid and is deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho and this the speculation that he could be allowed to leave the club for a fee thought to be £8million.

Now whether this is the kind of player Liverpool need to be signing right now is another question. It is clear we have struggled without Lucas but I do not think Granero is the right player to sign to step in for the injured Brazilian. What are your thoughts?