Liverpool are considering making an offer for Atletico Madrid playmaker Koke, [football] direct news understands. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder is one of the hottest young prospects in the world after enjoying a superb season with him netting five goals and 13 assists in all competitions. Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with the star but with the Red Devils in disarray and set to miss out on Champions League football and the Gunners having a raft of players of the same ilk, Liverpool feel they confident they can see of their English rivals. Barcelona’s transfer ban has only bolstered Brendan Rogers’ hopes of landing the in-demand star. “The club have missed out on targets recently and are determined to put things right this summer,” a source revealed. Koke, though, is also being monitored by Bayern, who are looking for a new top-class signing in midfield in case Toni Kroos leaves the Allianz Arena in the next transfer window. Watch Chelsea v Stoke on Saturday and Arsenal v Everton, West Ham v Liverpool on Sunday. 24-hour Sky Sports day pass for only 9.99. No contract.