Liverpool are set to make a move for Steaua Bucharest defender Iasmin Latovlevici after his agent insists he would not be surprised if the club made contact.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has been chasing a left-back as a backup or competition for Jose Enrique throughout the summer but only managed to secure Aly Cissokho on a season-long loan.

However the former Swansea boss is still searching for something more permanent and has lined up the 27-year-old as an ideal candidate.

Latovlevici’s agent, Florin Iacob has hinted that he is bracing himself for an offer from Liverpool but admits there are a number of big clubs in the hunt.