Liverpool will more than likely be in the market for another midfielder this upcoming transfer window. With Emre Can's exit looming, an ageing James Milner and an injury hampered Jordan Henderson, their options in the middle of the park are insufficient of a club of their ambition. Even with Liverpool bound Naby Keita arriving in July, there is still room for another top class option in the midfield department.
Lazio stalwart Sergej Milinković-Savić has been mooted as well as Napoli's Jorginho but a less expensive alternative could be found closer to home.
Abdoulaye Doucoure has been in impressive form this season for Watford. The deep-lying midfielder has shielded the Hornet's back four but has also proven to be a potent attacking threat and is the club's top scorer with seven goals this season.
Strikes against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have given rise to speculation that the 25-year-old could make the step up to one of the Premier League elite.
Speaking to Canal+ the Watford player waxed lyrical about the Merseyside club and how special his first game at Anfield was:
Liverpool is a club that needs no introduction. I was impatient to play there at Anfield, I wanted to feel the atmosphere. For me it would be a dream to play in a club like this.
If there is an offer, we will discuss to find the best solution. Everyone wants to play in the Champions League, the big competitions.
Doucoure joined Watford from Ligue 1 club Rennes for £8million at the end of the January transfer window in 2016, penning a four-and-a-half-year deal. The Frenchman has not been capped by his native France and is not in the picture to feature in Russia, and though Doucoure might not be a marquee signing for the club, he would represent a Premier League proven player and would come at a significantly lower premium than some of the other big names linked with the club