Liverpool are targeting Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in the January transfer window, according to football whispers.

The 24-year-old has been in superb form recently, scoring two goals in his last five appearances and providing six assists this season.

The Reds scouts have been impressed by Zaha and even though Tottenham Hotspur are still monitoring the player after a failed £20 million bid last summer, Liverpool are ahead of the queue.

Although the Merseyside club are the top Premier League goal scorers, it is reported they want a replacement for Sadio Mane who will be away at the African Cup of Nations in January.

However, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping the FA can convince Zaha to stay with the England national team and not switch alliances to the Ivory Coast, meaning he would also be on his way to the AFCON.

Liverpool will be optimistic Zaha can bring his Palace form to the club and not the quality that saw him leave Manchester United so prematurely after failing to make an impression under then manager David Moyes.