Paul Scharner's agent has revealed a transfer to Liverpool would be a 'dream move' amid reports he is due to discuss a possible free transfer to Merseyside.
New Reds boss Roy Hodgson is thought to be an admirer of the versatile 30-year-old, who left Wigan after his contract expired at the end of last season.
Hodgson tried to sign the Austrian on three occasions when manager of Fulham, but failed in each attempt.
It was also thought that the 62-year-old was trying to secure his signature at Craven Cottage before moving to Anfield at the start of July.
Aston Villa and Sunderland are also rumoured to be interested in landing Scharner's signature, but Liverpool is believed to be his preferred destination.
Scharner's agent Valentin Hobel confirmed Hodgson is a fan of the player and is waiting to see if Liverpool firm up any interest.
"Roy Hodgson and Paul Scharner - this is a special relationship," said Hobel.
"Hodgson thinks that Paul's strengths in midfield are better than his attributes in central defence.
"Liverpool would be a dream, of course, but we are in contact with several clubs. Because he is a free transfer, he can choose."