Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona during the January transfer window on the back of a transfer fee of £142 million and Jurgen Klopp is yet to fill in that void.

The German manager though has claimed that his team have the money to spare but they will not rush into bringing in a replacement.

Now according to a report in the Argentinean newspaper Diario Ole, Liverpool are eyeing a move for West Ham United attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini.

The 25-year-old joined the Hammers permanently in 2016 from Al Jazira Club after spending a loan season with them. And since then he has gone on to make 93 appearances for West Ham during the course of three seasons.

These rumours have come right after Manuel Lanzini claimed that he was happy with life at West Ham but his long-term future in London is still uncertain.

He said: “I’ve always said I am very happy at the club and it’s a club where I feel very comfortable and I really enjoy working with this group of players.

“I’ve been here for three years now and I get on well with a lot of people. We have a lot of big personalities here and big players here and I truly get on well with everyone at the club.

“I always give 100 percent to the club. I don’t know what will happen in the future, but today I am very, very happy and I love playing here.”

Diario Ole claim that the Liverpool hierarchy wants Manuel Lanzini to be the long term replacement for Philippe Coutinho and the Merseyside outfit are planning to make a move for the attacking midfielder during the summer transfer window.

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