Maccabi Tel Aviv whiz kid Omri Altman has flown to England for a trial with Liverpool, according to reports.
Israeli website One suggests that the 16-year-old was invited to Anfield after Liverpool scouts were sent to monitor the young midfielder.
Despite his tender years, Altman has an imposing physique and his power, touch and athleticism supposedly impressed the Liverpool representatives dispatched to watch him.
Reports in Israel allege that Roy Hodgson's scouts highlighted the youngster's attributes in a report compiled for the Liverpool boss, who was sufficiently impressed to ask Altman to come to Merseyside.
Altman is an attack-minded midfielder who represents Israel under 17s and has an eye for goal; which he demonstrated by scoring a hat-trick for Maccabi Tel Aviv B last week.
A deal for Altman would represent a coup for new Liverpool owners NESV and Hodgson who are want the Reds to be competing with the top clubs in Europe once again.
Hodgson commented last week that it is the vision of himself and John W Henry that Liverpool will be competing for players with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona - and Altman would certainly fall into that bracket.
The Liverpool manager said: "We want to be attracting the players that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter are chasing. It would be nice to think that we can shop at a high level."
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