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Liverpool keeping tabs on Birmingham City youngster Demarai Gray

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Liverpool are in the hunt for Birmingham City wonder kid Demarai Gray. The 19-year-old has attracted a lot of attention for his displays in the Championship, and a number of elite clubs are chasing his signature.

The Anfield club and Manchester City sent scouts to watch Gray in England under-20's 1-0 defeat by the Czech Republic last week, and he produced an outstanding individual performance.

According to the Sunday People, via the Birmingham Mail, German giants Bayern Munich are also keeping tabs on the teenage sensation.

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Premier League clubs Bournemouth and Leicester City were interested in the Birmingham-born player over the summer, but he rejected their advances and signed a new deal at St Andrew's.

The Birmingham Mail report there is a £4.7 million buy-out clause in Gray's contract, but the teenager is keen to play regular first-team football.

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Gray burst onto the scene last season, scoring six goals in 41 games and has continued his excellent form this campaign, playing in all six matches as the Blues sit fourth in the table.

LIVERPOOL YOUTH

Brendan Rodgers' side have some exciting, young wide players coming through their system. Jordon Ibe has broken into the first-team while Jerome Sinclair is on the fringes. Sheyi Ojo and £20m man Lazar Markovic are also out on loan.

Rodgers has put faith in youth during his time at Anfield, helping to nurture the talent of Raheem Sterling before his big-money move to City and giving Joe Gomez a run in the starting line-up.

The Northern Irish manager is prepared to give youth a chance if they are good enough, and young midfielder Jordan Rossiter has also made an appearance off the bench this season.

There is no doubt Gray will be a Premier League player one day, but if he decides to move at such a young age his best chance of regular football may be with the Merseyside club.

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