Alex Song
Alex Song might still ply his trade in EPL next seasonReuters

Liverpool are keen on signing Alex Song, who currently represents the English Premier League side, West Ham United.

The Reds are going to face stiff competition not only from the Hammers, who are keen to provide Song with a permanent deal after his loan spell expires, but Manchester United are also said to be interested in the defensive midfielder.

With the player interested in Champions League football, West Ham might lose out on the player, in spite of being a consistent player for the Hammers.

Manchester United are placed fourth, while West Ham and Liverpool lie on seventh and eighth place respectively in the EPl standings currently, which makes Manchester favourite as of now.

But, all these things could change in the summer, if Barcelona and Alex Song decides to stay put at the Camp Nou.

Liverpool are ready to make a £11.5m bid for the Cameroon international, reported the Express. Though, it has been reported that the Hammers are also ready to bid in around £15m to secure Song's services.

West Ham had defeated Liverpool in bringing the player to Upton Park during the summer, as the Reds were also said to be interested in landing the player, who chose West Ham.

With the player enjoying London's lifestyle, where his wife is also reportedly happy, how would Brendan Rodgers lure him to Anfield?

With Steven Gerrard set to leave the club at the end of the season, they are on the look-out of a player with similar credentials to replace him.

Defensively, he could be a good replacement, but the player cannot provide the same as that of Gerrard in the final third.

Miralem Pjanić has been linked as Gerrard's replacement in recent weeks.

With Lucas' future uncertain, where a number of teams are lurking for his signature, it could be a wise deal to sell the Brazilian after getting the Cameroon international. The Reds would not want Lucas to leave without signing a proven defensive midfielder.

However, there have been interests from Napoli and Inter Milan to sign the Reds player.

It is no surprise that Alex Song has smoothly fit into the West Ham, as the player had already played in England under Arsene Wenger for some years, which was indeed successful as a Gunner. After which, the player moved to La Liga giants, Barcelona.