Liverpool are among a host of clubs, including Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Borussia Dortmund, who are monitoring the progress of 17-year old Dutch defender Perr Schuurs.
Already a regular with his club Fortuna Sittard, who play in the second-tier of Dutch football, the 6ft 3 inch centre-back had a brief training spell at Liverpool earlier this year, and the Anfield side are continuing to watch with interest the progress of a player who, despite his youth, has already captained the Fortuna side this season, scoring three goals in the process.
Liverpool scouts watched Schuurs recently as he played for the Netherlands under-19 side against Hungary and Slovenia, and although he has been advised to stay in Holland for the time being to develop his career, the young player could find a move to Merseyside hard to turn down.
If Liverpool were to sign Schuurs, it would be very much with the future in mind. Jurgen Klopp continues to be interested in buying more experienced players like fellow Dutchmen Virgil van Dijk and Stefan de Vrij to strengthen a Liverpool back-line which has been their weakness so far this season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.