Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita says he is flattered to be linked with a move to English Premier League club Liverpool.
British sources have suggested Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is keen to bring Mali international Keita to Anfield when the off-season transfer window opens.
Keita, who joined Barca from Sevilla in 2008, has struggled to hold down a regular spot at Camp Nou this term, making just 14 competitive starts so far in 2011/12.
The former Lens and Lorient midfielder has confirmed he may move to find regular first-team action, and said a switch to Liverpool is an appealing prospect.
“I am flattered by the interest of Liverpool, one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Keita was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“However, let’s wait until the end of the season with Barcelona and see what happens.”
“I love Barcelona and it is difficult to find a better team than them, but I am ambitious and want to play football week in, week out.”
“A challenge somewhere else is attractive to me and Liverpool are a top team with very good players.”