In-form Wigan Athletic striker Emile Heskey would welcome the chance to have a second spell with Liverpool.
The 30-year-old England international scored 39 goals in 150 Premier League appearances during his four-year stint at Anfield, before moving to Birmingham City for £6.25million in May 2004.
Heskey, who produced two excellent performances as England beat Kazakhstan and Belarus in the last week, has spent two seasons with Wigan but is out of contract at the end of the current campaign.
Newspaper reports have linked Heskey with an Anfield return and the striker admitted to the BBC: "When you're performing well speculation will come around.
"A move to Liverpool would be lovely. Who knows what will happen. Let's see how it goes.
"Everyone wants to play in Europe at the highest level.
"Everyone knows that I'm in the last year of my contract so speculation is bound to happen. You just have to take it with a pinch of salt and carry on playing.
"I'm just going to keep my options open and give my all for Wigan. In my position I can afford to do that.
"I've been in putting in some good performances and people appreciate that."