Andy Carroll's position at Liverpool could come under pressure in January.

The Daily Mail says Liverpool are interested in a deal for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

His arrival would bring Carroll's long-term future at the club under the microscope once again. Boss Kenny Dalglish has been a staunch supporter of the £35m signing from Newcastle and there were signs of a promising partnership with Steven Gerrard during Friday night's 3-1 win over his former club.

But a signing of Bent's magnitude would put serious pressure on places up front with Luis Suarez almost an automatic pick.