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Liverpool dealt contract blow in German striker chase

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Leicester City are looking to ward off interest from a number of clubs, including Liverpool, for striker Jeffrey Schlupp.

The German youth international has been earning rave reviews at the King Power Stadium, particularly in the Carling Cup, which has led to speculation of a move to the Barclays Premier League.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is one of the managers being linked with a move for the 18-year-old, although Sven-Goran Eriksson is keen to tie down the player long-term with the Foxes.

"He has two more years left on his contract but he will have another one, no doubt about it," said the manager.

"The club has started talks with his agent. He is a great prospect for the future and we are very happy with him. Playing in this league he is getting stronger and stronger, and cleverer too."

Following the arrival of Damien Comolli as director of football, Liverpool have invested heavily in young talent, bringing Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson to Anfield in two high-profile moves.


 

Wilfried Zaha has also been linked with a move to Merseyside, whilst academy product Adam Morgan and last year's signing Raheem Sterling suggest the future is looking very bright for Liverpool at the moment.

Jack Robinson and John Flanagan have also graduated from the youth ranks to push for first team opportunities at Liverpool, and with Dalglish willing to give the youngsters a chance, Schlupp could fit the bill as a future target for the Reds.

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