Liverpool are apparently keeping tabs on Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure before a potential move for the Frenchman in January, according to a report from French publication RMC Sport.
Doucoure was highly impressive for the Hornets last season and has continued that form into this campaign and has been a key figure in helping Watford currently sit seventh in the league.
The Reds aren’t the only side said to be interested in the 25-year-old, with the report claiming PSG are the standout favourites to sign Doucoure, with Arsenal also closely monitoring the situation.
Doucoure is often an unheralded figure outside of Vicarage Road and rarely gets the credit he deserves as a defensive midfielder highly capable of winning back possessions and putting in crunching tackles.
When you consider the number of managerial changes at Watford since Doucoure’s arrival from Rennes in 2016, he has remained a consistent performer for the Hornets and has even managed to score eight goals in 73 appearances — good numbers for someone who typically plays at the base of midfield.
Watford will reportedly ask for around £35m to prise Doucoure away and with Adam Lallana set to depart and James Milner only getting older, a move for the Frenchman seems a sensible one.