Liverpool identified Wolves defender as a back-up option to Andrew Robertson

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Ruben Vinagre is reportedly a summer transfer target for Premier League rivals Liverpool.

The 20-year-old left-back has been used 14 times for Wolves in the top flight this season, having also featured semi-regularly in their promotion-winning campaign last time out.

Portuguese outlet O Jogo claims that Vinagre, second choice to Jonny at Molineux, has impressed Jurgen Klopp with his performances when called upon.

Klopp apparently sees the 20-year-old as a back-up option to Andrew Robertson, with Alberto Moreno and the versatile James Milner currently next in line.

Liverpool are not the only side rumoured to have scouted Vinagre this season, meanwhile, as Spanish champions Barcelona are also believed to be in the running to land his signature.

Vinagre has four years remaining on his Wolves contract.