Liverpool may make a move for West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame with Reds captain Steven Gerrard ruled out for six to eight weeks.

The 26-year-old is believed to have a £3.5 million escape clause in his contract but has hinted he would like to agree a new deal.

However, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Diame can step in for Gerrard and add power to his midfield.