Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has revealed he would love to play for Liverpool and is open to the idea of a January move to Anfield despite interest from Everton.

Reports suggest that Everton were joined by Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin in bidding for the Nigerian over the summer, only for Lazio to reject the offers.

However the 20-year-old has continued to impress in Serie A this season and has now attracted interest from Liverpool and Fiorentina.

Onazi played for Nigeria against Italy at Craven Cottage on Monday, and it is thought that Liverpool scouts were present to watch the player, who has been likened to former Bolton star Jay Jay Okocha.

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade has already tried to secure first option on Onazi should Lazio decide to sell but has been rebuffed by the Rome club, who are thought to want at least £6m for the youngster.

And it seems that should a move become a possibility Onazi would prefer a move to Liverpool in any case.