Reds had also been monitoring Spain winger recently.
Sporting Lisbon wide man Diego Capel has admitted that he would be keen on joining Ligue 1 giants Olympique de Marseille this summer, according to reports in Sport 24.
The former Spain international, who has also been tracked by Premier League outfit Liverpool of late, has admitted that he would be “delighted” to move to the Stade Velodrome during next season, despite having only joined Sporting two years ago.
Capel, 25, arrived in the Portuguese capital in July 2011 from Liga side Sevilla on a five-year deal for a fee of just 3.5 million euros, and in the intervening two-year period the winger has gone on to score nine goals in his 52 league outings for Sporting.
And it was that kind of goalscoring form that had attracted the interest of Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers recently, with the Merseysiders known to be on the look-out at present for a new wide man to replace the departing Stewart Downing at Anfield next season.
However, as yet there have been no actual bids from Liverpool for the Spaniard, which may now have opened the door for Marseille to make their own move for Capel, whose contract in Lisbon runs until June 30 2016 with the player valued at around 7m euros.