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Liverpool reportedly keen on 15-goal attacker, Brendan Rodgers almost signed him

Some Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern don’t like to be reminded of the Brendan Rodgers era at their club, so the Daily Mail’s report that they are interested in Eupen’s Henry Onyekuru has a few moving uncomfortably in their seats.

Indeed, it’s understood that the Reds have been scouting the 19-year-old Nigerian of late, just a matter of months after he almost signed for the Northern Irishman’s Celtic.

During January the Bhoys came close to nabbing the young attacker, with the player even going AWOL in an attempt to force through a move.

Now the Daily Mail report that interest in him has spiked, with Liverpool, as well as Southampton and Bournemouth, keeping tabs on the teenager.

It’s believed that scouts from the Merseyside club have been watching his Belgian side Eupen of late, for whom Onyekuru has hit an impressive 15 goals this season – including three in his last two games.

A pacey attacking player able to play on either flank or as a central striker, the African ace is seemingly well-suited to Jurgen Klopp’s system and could offer the depth that Liverpool have been missing in recent weeks amid a spate of injuries.

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