Liverpool chief Damien Comolli is stepping up his pursuit of Sochaux midfielder Ryad Boudebouz. Comolli flew to France last Sunday to watch the youngster in action against Olympique Lyon. The Reds football chief also met with Sochaux president Alexandre Lacombe during the trip.

Asked about the Reds' interest, Boudebouz maintained: "I do not let my mind become affected by that, I only think of having a good season.

"I would like if possible to score ten goals. Otherwise, these are just rumors. I have not had any proposal made to me."