Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will keep tabs on Gylfi Sigurdsson but still has to honour the agreement Swansea have with the Icelandic international
Hoffenheim man Sigurdsson impressed under Rodger’s tutelage after joining the Swans on loan for the second half of last season.
He repaid the faith shown in him by scoring seven goals in 18 games and even winning the Premiership player of the Month for March.
The Welsh side agreed a club-record fee of £6.8 million for the 22-year-old playmaker and confirmed he agreed personal terms.
However, with Rodgers joining the Reds, the deal appears to be in doubt as Sigurdsson admitted he is unlikely to join the Swans following the manager’s departure.
The former Northern Ireland defender, whose career was cut short when he had to retire at 20 due to a genetic knee condition, has reiterated it is only fair his former club are given the opportunity to convince the midfielder to stay in Wales.
He told Liverpool’s official website: “First and foremost, Gylfi is a Hoffenheim player.
“I took him on loan for the second half of last season and he did very, very well. He scored seven goals and made a real, positive contribution.
“I wanted to sign him for Swansea but, like I’ve said to him and his representatives, that has to be his first port of call.
“If he comes into the market for whatever reason - and I’m sure there’ll be a number of clubs interested in Gylfi - then of course I would like to be in a position to put our case here at Liverpool to sign him.
“But I’ve always said, I think he’s a player Swansea have had an agreement with and they have to have every chance to try and sign him. That’s only right.
“If anything changes from that, we’ll look at it from there.”