Liverpool transfers: Argentina starlet flattered by Anfield link

Manuel Lanzini says he is flattered to have been linked with a January transfer to Liverpool

Manuel Lanzini has admitted that he is flattered to have been linked with a January transfer to Liverpool in recent days.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder is currently on loan to West Ham United from Al Jazira Club and scored the Hammers’ late consolation goal as the east London side slipped to a 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Lanzini has been touted as a possible target for Jurgen Klopp’s side as the German coach considers bolstering his attacking options at Anfield during the mid-season transfer window.

And the Argentina Under-20 international has done little to quell talk of a possible move to Anfield by admitting that it is an “absolute honour” to be linked with a switch to the Merseyside outfit.

Lanzini is quoted as saying by the Independent: “I heard the president say that the club wants me to stay. I am fine here.

“It’s an absolute honour that a team like Liverpool has put an eye on me.”

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Lanzini has been in impressive form for West Ham so far this season, scoring four goals and notching up one assist in 11 Premier League games.

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