Anfield boss keen on Latics midfielder.
Liverpool are continuing to monitor Wigan midfielder James McCarthy.
The Republic of Ireland international turned down Liverpool to join Wigan from Hamilton Academical for £1million in 2009.
But manager Kenny Dalglish rates him highly as he looks to bring in young talent to bolster his squad.
Dalglish sent his assistant Sammy Lee to watch the 20-year-old during the Latic’s 1-1 draw with Everton last weekend.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
James McCarthy has shown he is more than capable of cutting it in the Premier League after first exploding onto the scene as a fresh faced 16 year old at Hamilton. The midfielder was inundated with offers before he wisely opted for a move to the DW Stadium where he could be guaranteed regular first team football but now the youngster may well have outgrown the Latics and Kenny Dalglish is said to be very interested.
Roberto Martinez will of course find it even harder to keep the Republic of Ireland international at the club if they are relegated and apparently they have put an £8m valuation on the Glasgow born 20 year old and an offer from Anfield is apparently on the cards.
Liverpool’s new owners are apparently keen to invest in players with good potential and can be part of the club’s long term plans. Aside from the investment in new young signings such as Jonjo Shelvey and Raheem Sterling whilst seeing youth team graduates like Martin Kelly, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson all showing great potential.
Having already signed Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll by using the cash made from the sales of Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel, the Merseyside club have been linked with a myriad of new signings in the summer as Dalglish and director of football Damien Comolli make plans to build the next generation of talent that they hope will help the club in their push for a top four spot next term.
James McCarthy is a combative box to box midfielder who has adapted well to the Premier League and already has over 150 appearances to his name.