Liverpool could try and sign Arsenal-target Thomas Lemar from Monaco again when the January transfer window opens.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool made attempts to sign the Monaco midfielder on deadline day. Arsenal made a £92m bid but were unable to complete a deal. Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he plans on trying again in the January window.

And according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool plan on doing the same. They report that the Merseyside club failed with their own £82m bid on deadline day and will to “steal a march” on Arsenal in January. This is despite the fact they spent £40m to bring in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to play a similar role.

Having so many midfielders and attackers already, the Reds surely don’t need Lemar anymore, I feel. The 21-year-old was said to be favouring a move to Liverpool by the end of the transfer window, despite spending most of it apparently wanting a move to Arsenal.

If these reports are true, he’ll have the same decision to make again when the January window comes about. Hopefully by then, Arsenal will be in a much healthier position on and off the pitch than they are currently to convince Lemar that they are a club worth joining.