Liverpool are set to offer £5 million for Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor in January.

The People says the Anfield club have a long-standing interest in the 21-year-old centre-half.

They missed out on him as a 16-year-old. Liverpool are now planning another raid and believe they have a great chance of landing a player who has been dubbed the new John Terry for his never-say-die defending.

Tottenham are also monitoring the situation, but Newcastle will fight any moves.