Sochaux midfielder Ryad Boudebouz has confirmed Liverpool's interest in him by revealing the Reds have held talks with the French club's president.
The in-demand 21-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs for a move being touted either in January or the end of the season and Liverpool appear poised to make the first move.
The Reds director of football Damien Comolli has been a regular spectator at the Stade Auguste Bonal over the past year and was in attendance again as Sochaux beat Lyon 2-1 with Boudebouz netting from the penalty sport.
The Algerian international has admitted he is aware of the interest and would jump at the chance to move to Anfield, but insisted he remains focussed at Sochaux.
"I was told that he (Comolli) had spoken to the president of Sochaux, but I don't know what they said. We'll see," Boudebouz told France Football.
"I cannot say I feel like leaving, that would be a lie. For now, there is no proposal, but if there was a compelling opportunity, I could not refuse.
"But I am at Sochaux at the moment and I am very much with Sochaux."
Boudebouz is contracted to the Ligue 1 club until 2013, although it is thought they will negotiate if they receive an offer around £14.5m.