Liverpool are ready to compete for Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic.

O Jogo says the Reds are set to rival Chelsea and Real Madrid for the signing of Benfica's Matic.

The former Chelsea player left Stamford Bridge for Portugal in 2009 as part of the deal that brought David Luiz to the club.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has made Matic's signing a priority in January as he seeks to strengthen his midfield.

Matic was named Portugal's Primeira Liga Player of the Year for his performances last season, after winning the monthly award on three occasions.

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