Muriel has been on the Reds' radar before however he has struggled to replicate his form of last season, netting just four times in 15 league appearances.

Though Suarez only signed a new four-and-a-half year deal keeping him at Anfield until 2018, there is a growing fear he could leave should Liverpool fail to finish in the top four.

More significantly, Liverpool would only entertain offers in the £100 million region to let him leave.