ALBION star Yves Bissouma is more suited to Liverpool than other Premier League club, claims John Barnes.

The Mali international has reportedly drawn attention from the likes of Newcastle and Aston Villa following a standout start to the season.

Following Brighton and Hove Albion’s 2-2 draw at Anfield in October last year, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was said to be impressed with the 25-year-old.

According to talkSPORT, the reds boss subsequently advised the board to try and sign him at the end of the campaign, though Leicester’s Youri Tielemans and Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham have also been linked with a switch to Anfield.

Former Liverpool player John Barnes has since stated that Bissouma would be a better fit for the Reds than the other two clubs reportedly rivalling for his signature.

Speaking to BonusCodeBets, Barnes said: “From a Liverpool perspective, it would be lovely to see Yves Bissouma playing at Anfield rather than for Newcastle or Aston Villa.

“If you look at the age of Liverpool’s midfielders, a lot of them are aged 30 or older, Yves is young and would be an excellent signing for the club.

“As to whether Bissouma wants to leave Brighton right now and sign for another team in a relegation dog fight, then that’s up to him.

“He must decide what is right for himself, but the quality he possesses at this stage of his career – he should be aiming higher.

”Newcastle is a great club, but if you ask people Liverpool or Newcastle, then it’s a no brainer.

“If you wanted to create a template for the ideal Liverpool central midfielder, Bissouma fits it perfectly.”

On Wednesday, Bissouma and Mali were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations after defeat to Equatorial Guinea.