Liverpool sent scouts to watch Trabzonspor’s Abdulkadir Omur play against Fenerbahce at the weekend, according to Turkish media outlet Fotospor.
The 19-year-old was linked with Liverpool in January but the Echo reported back then that he was not a target for the Reds and this ultimately proved to be true.
Now, Fotospor writes that Liverpool sent representatives to watch Omur take part in a Super Lig match against Fenerbahce.
The young midfielder was impressive, providing an assist for his side’s only goal of the game.
Omur now has 10 direct goal contributions this season and is likely to make a move away from the Turkish Super Lig in the summer.
Liverpool, however, should be targeting a bigger name if they are going to reinforce their midfield ranks.
At the start of the week, we wrote that Liverpool don’t really need to spend a whole lot of money on signing new midfielders but if Jurgen Klopp does sign a new midfielder or two, the market is flush with exciting young talent.
Houssem Aouar is a player that Liverpool are reportedly interested in, and at the age of 20 would certainly provide some more longevity to this Reds squad.
While he hasn’t actually been linked with Liverpool, Michael Edwards will surely have suggested Ajax Amsterdam’s Donny van de Beek to Klopp as the 22-year-old has been hugely impressive this season.
The Dutchman is exactly what Liverpool need in the no.8 role that Jordan Henderson is occupying currently.
Van de Beek constantly looks to get into the box and offers an extra man in attack which Ajax have put to good use as he has scored and assisted five goals in the Champions League this season.
Abdulkadir Omur is not the player that Liverpool need in the summer but Aouar or Van de Beek would be fantastic for Klopp.