Date: 14th January 2015 at 9:17pm
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Liverpool are ready to go head-to-head with West Ham for the signature of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, according to talkSPORT.

The former Arsenal man is currently enjoying a season long loan spell at Upton Park, in which he has been instrumental in the Hammers climb up the Premier League table.

Sam Allardyce’s men currently sit a place above Liverpool in seventh, and aim to be battling for a European place come May – the same month in which Steven Gerrard will call time on his Liverpool career.

And reports suggest Brendan Rodgers has identified the Cameroon midfielder as the man to replace the Reds iconic skipper, having been impressed with the 27-year-old’s performances this season.

Liverpool were linked with a move for Song in the summer before West Ham completed their loan deal.

The player’s uncle Rigobert played for the Reds as a defender between 1999 and 2001, whilst the former Gunners midfielder has often spoken highly of Liverpool and Steven Gerrard in particular.