Liverpool target Ryan Fraser has admitted that he is feeling unhappy at Bournemouth this season due to a sense of loneliness.
Fraser has played a fundamental role for Eddie Howe's side in the Premier League since 2016 but his performances this term have dipped below their normal standards, with the winger only managing one goal from 11 games.
Liverpool are said to be 'in advanced talks' with Bournemouth about the potential transfer of the 25-year-old in January.
Reflecting on teammate Marc Pugh leaving the Vitality Stadium over the summer, Fraser told the Bournemouth Echo: "He's my best mate off the pitch so to see him go on loan [to Hull last season] was hard.
"I was obviously back to being a loner again! Pughie is Pughie. You can't say a bad word about Pughie. He's probably one of the nicest guys. Nath [Ake] is up there as well and then I'd say myself maybe third! Me, Shaun MacDonald and Wes Fogden always used to do stuff together.
"So obviously losing one and then we keep losing them and then last season was hard – I used to go and have a coffee with Pughie, but it wasn't like that. So you end up just going home and doing nothing. It's hard to take."
Fraser, who joined Bournemouth when they were in League One, will be a free agent once the 2019-20 campaign concludes.
Reports have also claimed that Arsenal are interested in making a bid for Fraser, who is valued at between £10m and £15m.body check tags ::