Liverpool weigh up January raid for Lille pair Adil Rami, Gervinho

Liverpool are considering a double raid on Lille for Adil Rami and Gervinho.

Liverpool are considering a double raid on Lille for Adil Rami and Gervinho.

The Independent says Liverpool are are examining a group of players at the French side Lille, with the central defender Adil Rami a possible target for January, according to sources in France.

Rami, who appeared for France against England at Wembley last week, has become a permanent fixture for Laurent Blanc, and Roy Hodgson saw him play in the 2-1 win over Monaco which took Lille to the top of the French league.

France Football magazine cites Rami as a prime target, though the Ivorian wide man and forward Gervinho also impressed in that game, while the Belgian striker Eden Hazard was responsible for both Lille goals.

Hazard also impressed hugely in the first leg of Liverpool's Europa League tie at Stade-Lille Metropole last season, though Liverpool's director of football strategy Damien Comolli – who left Saint Etienne to take the job at Anfield – is all too aware of the £30m price tag which prevented Lyons signing him this summer.

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