Liverpool are said to be tracking Sheffield United’s young attacking midfielder David Brooks, according to various outlets.
The former Manchester City U-18 player is usually played in the central attacking midfield role by the Blades but he can also operate on either wing.
The 20-year-old, who played in the Toulon Tournament for England earlier this year and was named the player of the competition, is also eligible to play for Wales like Ben Woodburn as his mother is Welsh and has received his first international call-up for the Dragons for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Republic of Ireland.
Brooks has played 11 games in all competitions so far this season and has provided 3 assists including the one against Leicester City in United’s 1-4 home defeat in the EFL Cup.
If the rumour is to be believed, the former England-U20 midfielder should be one for the future as there is already a huge competition in the attack at Anfield with the likes of Woodburn, Wilson and Kent also finding it extremely hard to break into Klopp’s first-team fold.
Klopp is working on a long-term project at Liverpool and the fact that Brooks is young, an exciting potential and is already playing first-team football makes a lot of sense for the Reds to sign him, given the German’s knack of developing young talent into future stars.
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If we do sign the youngster, a loan back to the Blades would be a far better option for his growth, though, than playing him in the U-23s league.