Liverpool will ‘monitor’ midfielder Aguibou Camara’s performances for Guinea at the African Cup of Nations after scouting him on several occasions already this season.

That’s according to Foot Mercato, who say the Reds are one of several sides keeping an eye on the Olympiakos star.

The 20-year-old joined the Greek side in the summer after being rejected by Lille and has since proven that decision was a poor one from the Ligue 1 champions.

He’s quickly established himself as a key player for Olympiakos, with a series of impressive performances and five goals and four assists in the Super League earning him plenty of attention.

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Liverpool are known to be among his admirers after a scout noticed him back in October and had him further scouted earlier this month.

Foot Mercato now pick up on that and say they will continue to ‘monitor’ the youngster at the AFCON next month, where he is set to be a star for Guinea.

They have already had the midfielder, who is likened to their own Naby Keita, ‘scrutinised’ on several occasions this season and will continue to do so during January.

The Reds are not the only side keen, with Newcastle also in the mix, but they are continuing to keep an eye on him nonetheless.

A move in January is ‘unlikely’ at this stage, but Olympiakos are ‘aware of the potential’ and their player’s ‘growing market value’.

Indeed, they do not intend to be soft in any potential negotiations and will continue their stance of being ‘hard on business’ should anyone come calling.

Camara is currently valued at around €15m, but they will not hesitate to ‘raise the bidding’ from that if need be, meaning Liverpool may have to pay big for a player they’ve scouted for a while and is continuing to make waves.