Liverpool show interest in highly-rated Championship wide man

LIVERPOOL have reportedly got eyes on Sheffield United star David Brooks.

The midfielder has spent the past three years on the books at Bramall Lane after being released by Manchester City.

And having been handed a couple of chances last season the 20-year-old is looking to establish himself in Chris Wilder’s first-team plans this term.

Brooks has made 11 appearances, providing two assists, in all competitions for the Blades since the current campaign kicked off in August.

And he played a key role as United dispatched Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 in last weekend’s Steel City derby.

Starsport understands Everton are monitoring Brooks’ progress.

The latest reports indicate the Toffees could have a battle with Merseyside rivals Liverpool on their hands if they opt to go in for him.

According to the Mirror, the Reds are keen on Brooks.

The Warrington-born ace received his first call-up for Wales’ senior side this week.

And United, well aware of his talent, are hoping to tie him down to a new deal.

Brooks only put pen to paper on a fresh agreement earlier this year.

But his development means he’s set to be offered a bumper contract to stay put for the long-term.

Any potential Liverpool move for Brooks would come as a surpise given the status of the players they usually pursue.