Luis Suarez has urged Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers to sign his fellow countryman Kevin Mendez, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Reds scouted Mendez at the U17s World Cup last summer where he scored twice and helped Uruguay reach the quarter-finals of the competition and were knocked out by eventual champions Nigeria.

Liverpool manager Rodgers has been known since he took the reins at Anfield to give youngsters a chance - Raheem Sterling, Jon Flanagan and Jordan Ibe have all been heavily involved in the first team this year.

However the Merseyside club are not the only side chasing the talented Mendez. They were joined by scouts from La Liga champions Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.

Barcelona have South American talents like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Alexis Sanchez that could lean the youngster into moving to the Nou Camp.

Yet, it could use Suarez's influence to allow Liverpool to snatch Mendez from the other potential bidders. His time has been less than straight forward whilst at Anfield, but the support at the club for incident's like biting Branislav Ivanovic were phenomenal.

Liverpool may rely on their main striker again - but this time not for goals, but to improve their squad.

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