Liverpool are planning a move for Emirati playmaker Omar Abdulrahman, according to The Daily Star.
Reports from the British publication suggest that the versatile Al-Ain attacker has emerged as a possible alternative option to Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka - who the Reds failed to sign on transfer deadline day - and that scout Barry Hunter is keeping a close eye on him as they weigh up a summer bid.
22-year-old Abdulrahman has been with UAE Pro-League champions Al-Ain for the entirety of his burgeoning professional career to date.
Perhaps his finest moment, though, came during the summer of 2012 when Abdulrahman announced himself on the global stage with a series of exciting, breathless performances for the United Arab Emirates at the summer Olympic Games in London.
Such an impressive and confident run of form reportedly saw the player earn a trial with Manchester City, but a potential deal broke down over work permit issues.
Liverpool, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League table and face a huge test of their credentials this weekend with a tough home tie against leaders Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday, endured somewhat of a disappointing transfer window with a failed swoop for Konoplyanka adding to the fact they missed out on Egyptian wideman Mohamed Salah.
Despite boasting one of the most prolific and widely feared strike partnerships in top-flight history in the form of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool's squad is slightly short on quality depth in other areas and could do with a boost - particularly in the wide areas.
While a potential move for Abdulrahman could be seen as somewhat of a risk given that he has never tested himself in one of the world's most reputable leagues, he is undoubtedly an exciting player who could provide a lot of entertainment for fans at Anfield if he were indeed to switch to Liverpool.
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