Liverpool sent scouts to watch Jonathan David add to his impressive scoring record in the Europa League on Thursday, reports in Belgium claim.
Canada international David has been a revelation for Gent this season, scoring 23 goals and adding 10 assists in all competitions.
The 20-year-old is in demand due to his goalscoring exploits, with one former Belgium international claiming the player has the potential to play for Manchester United within the next 18 months.
However, his final destination could be elsewhere in the Premier League, as Het Laatste Nieuws report that Liverpool went to watch the player in action this week.
David scored his side’s only goal as Gent drew 1-1 with Roma, but were knocked out on aggregate.
Liverpool are far from alone in their interest in the striker, though, with the newspaper relaying (via Sport Witness) that representatives from 26 other clubs were in attendance at the game.
The Reds are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, who would add to their already well-stocked attack, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane refusing to budge from their starting lineup.
However, Jurgen Klopp may be on the lookout for reinforcements to add depth in the summer, with David one name that may continue to be linked.