Liverpool are interested in signing highly-rated Hector Herrera during the summer transfer window, and the young Mexican has been tipped to forge a successful career in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old currently plies his trade with Pachuca, and played a prominent role in ensuring Mexico qualified for this summer's Olympic Games in London.

Liverpool have already approached Pachuca regarding a potential deal for the winger, although have yet to formalise their interest, according to the club's executive director Andres Fassi.

"At the moment, we know that Liverpool is interested. But that's all it is at this point, an interest," Fassi told ESPN.

Fassi also believes that Herrera has all the attributes to be a hit in English football, should he seal an eventual move to Liverpool.

"If [Herrera leaves], it will be thanks to a sale. We will not loan him out or send him for a trial," he added.

"[Herrera] can surely be one of the Premier League's best players in two or three seasons. He's that good."

Damien Comolli had been tasked by Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) with recruiting the cream of young talent from across the globe, and his sacking on Thursday may have some impact on any potential deal for Herrera.

Dutch icon Johan Cruyff has reportedly been identified by Liverpool as an ideal replacement for Comolli as director of football at Anfield.

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