Liverpool are reportedly interested in Crewe striker Max Clayton.
The teenage prodigy is tipped to be the next starlet to come off Dario Gradi's infamous production line, and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is thought to have taken an interest in the player.
An England U17 international, Clayton has scored three times in six appearances for the Young Lions as his stock continues to rise at youth level.
Liverpool, who have invested heavily in their Melwood academy with the addition of players like Raheem Sterling and Suso, were reportedly keen on a move for the player last summer. Gradi dismissed the claims for the then 15-year-old as the Reds were dragged into a potential poaching scandal.
One year on, and the Anfield club are again thought to have expressed their interest in the player, with Hodgson even considering an approach to the Railwaymen for the player.
The Merseyside outfit are expected to wait until next summer if they are to make any move for the player, and Clayton joins teammate Nick Powell as the second Gresty Road starlet wanted in the Premier League within a week.
Arsenal are thought to be keen on Powell, but it's Liverpool who are the favourites over the future of Clayton.
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