The Reds have been heavily linked with the 25-year-old in recent months but would appear to face fierce competition from Manchester United and Juventus in particular.
Out of contract in the summer, Zakaria could be available for a bargain fee during the January transfer window.
According to Danish journalist Daníel Nielson on Twitter, the Anfield club are moving forwards with their pursuit.
Hearing that Liverpool are stepping up their chase in Zakaria. They're willing to offer £7m. They will need to convince him to join them instead of Juventus. #LFC
— Daníel Nielson (@fjonberg) January 12, 2022
The mooted £7million fee falls in line with fellow journalist Patrick Berger‘s recent claims.
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Valued at £24.3million (Transfermarkt), signing Zakaria for the suggested asking price would be an outstanding piece of business.
Predominantly a defensive-minded midfielder, the Swiss star would provide much-needed cover for Fabinho as well as being able to slot into a box to box role.
Boasting impressive dribbling, tackling and passing ability (WhoScored), landing the former Servette youngster would act as a huge boost to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Furthermore, with Naby Keita at AFCON and Thiago sidelined yet again through injury, the Reds are in need of a timely midfield arrival.