Liverpool are keeping tabs on Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson, according to reports in the Scottish media.
The Reds are believed to have started scouting the 19-year-old at the beginning of the year, having been impressed with his performances since breaking into Steven Gerrard’s starting eleven.
Back in April, the Gers boss was effusive in his praise of Patterson, stating that he had not seen many better young players coming through the system, particularly at right-back:
“You’re talking about one of the brightest prospects ever, in terms of right-back. This kid’s going to play for Scotland.”
Light Blues supporters can rest easy, though, as Liverpool don’t currently see Patterson as a priority target, with Neco Williams looking set to remain at Anfield to provide backup to Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Liverpool’s city rivals Everton are, though, still interested in Patterson, but whether they will return with another offer, after reportedly having a £5m bid rejected, we shall have to wait and see.
It has been claimed that Rangers would want more than double that figure to sell the teenager and that should put off the Toffees from coming back to the negotiating table.