Liverpool are reportedly lining up a January move for Flamengo playmaker Joao Gomes.

After being hampered with injuries to a number of midfield players at the beginning of the campaign, Jurgen Klopp was keen to strengthen his options in the middle area over the summer window.

The Merseyside Reds eventually waited until deadline day to finalise the signing of Brazil international Arthur on a season long-loan deal from Serie A giants, Juventus.

The Reds have the option to add Arthur for £32.5m (€37.5m) next summer, however, a recent report suggests that they may be willing to let the 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder depart from clu in January if they decide to move for a new midfielder.

According to journalist Julio Miguel Neto, the Merseyside Reds are preparing to table an offer to sign 21-year-old Gomes from Flamengo in either January or next summer.

Neto adds that the Liverpool boss has been closely keeping tabs on the highly-rated midfielder and has been keeping abreast of Flamengo’s performances for some time.

It is believed that Jurgen Klopp’s side could face competition to recruit Gomes, however, as Atletico Madrid and Manchester United have also been credited with an interest.