Jurgen Klopp sends scouts to watch highly-demanded French forward

Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Middlesbrough teenager Bilal Brahimi.

Brahimi, who joined Boro from Portuguese outfit Leixoes in 2017, made his first-team debut in the EFL Cup earlier this season, appearing as a substitute against Rochdale.

The 18-year-old has not seen since, though, and according to TEAMtalk, Liverpool are preparing to swoop for the attacker, who has not been able to agree a new deal at the Riverside Stadium.

The same report, however, has claimed that Jurgen Klopp’s side will face competition from Newcastle United for a player who has appeared on one occasion for France’s Under-19 side.

Brahimi – born in Paris – has scored once and contributed one assist in 13 Premier League 2 appearances for Boro’s Under-23 side during the 2018-19 campaign.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are reportedly facing a battle to prevent in-form attacker Sadio Mane from moving to Real Madrid in this summer’s transfer window.