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Report: Liverpool monitoring 18-year-old Adam Hlozek

Liverpool are said to be among four clubs monitoring Sparta Prague forward Adam Hlozek.

The 18-year-old has been tipped for a big future in the game. He is a part of the Czech Republic squad that has qualified for the last 16 at Euro 2020.

With Liverpool said to be in the market for a forward this summer, Hlozek has been linked to the club.

Journalist Nicolo Schira has said that the Reds, along with Arsenal, West Ham and Lazio are keeping an eye on the player and his situation.

His club seemingly want between €18-20m for him, which is around £15-17m.

RTK highlighted Hlozek as a prospected Liverpool target two months ago. And with good reason.

While there is no evidence of an offer being made just yet, it is interesting to see that the Reds hierarchy are monitoring the situation.

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Hlozek the perfect Liverpool target

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Hlozek has been tipped for superstardom ever since he made his pro debut at Sparta Prague just months after his 16th birthday.

He went on to play 19 games in the Czech First League in that 2018/19 season, scoring three goals and assisting two more.

His development continued the following season, with seven goals and four assists in 34 league matches.

However, it was 2020/21 where he really took off. Hlozek finished the season as the league’s top scorer, despite missing four months of action through injury.

In total, he scored 15 goals and got seven assists in just 19 games. That is an astonishing record on the face of things but is even more spectacular when you consider that he is yet to turn 19.

He made his senior international debut in September 2020 and earned a call up for Euro 2020.

He made three substitute appearances in the group stage, helping his nation into the knockout rounds.

Hlozek can play as both a striker and on either wing. He is tall, standing at 6’2″, but also quite pacey and agile.

This makes him perfect for Liverpool. He is good enough right now to replace Divock Origi as the deputy to the front three but has enough potential to eventually replace them in the side.

He could come off the bench and make sporadic starts next season. In a year or two, he could push the likes of Roberto Firmino out of the team.

It looks like Adam Hlozek is on his way to becoming world-class. Hopefully, Liverpool will turn their monitoring into something sufficient and sign him this summer.

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