​Liverpool's hopes of signing Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez have been given a huge boost, as the Galacticos are working hard to find a suitable replacement for the Colombian according to reports in Spanish media outlet ​Don Balon.

Rodriguez has found first team opportunities hard to come by at Madrid this season, and he has fallen down the pecking order behind the likes of Gareth Bale and Isco. 

After impressing at the World Cup in 2014, Rodriguez was tipped to become one of the world's best - but his career has recently hit a stumbling block.

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Jurgen Klopp believes that the 25-year-old could be the missing piece in his Liverpool puzzle as he seeks to return the Merseyside club to it's former glory. In Rodriguez. 

The Reds would have a world class midfielder to partner the likes of Coutinho and Firmino in what would be a formidable attacking force. 

However, the Colombian will not be cheap, as Real Madrid look to recoup most of what they paid for the star by putting a £50m price on his head. 

Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are all said to be interested in securing the signing of Rodriguez, but Liverpool are rumoured to be firmly in the driving seat as the race for the midfielder hots up. 

Rodriguez is likely to make a decision on his future before the end of the season, as he feels betrayed by Real - who promised him more first team opportunities that never materialised. 

Instead, he has spent much of this season frustrated on the bench and he believes the only way to get his career back on track in the leave the Bernabeu behind.