Liverpool are reportedly monitoring German youth international starlet Kai Havertz, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The Premier League side, who were pinned back to a 1-1 draw against newly promoted Newcastle United at the weekend, have been linked with the highly rated Bayer Leverkusen midfielder ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.
The 18-year-old, who is a Germany Under-19 international, has made five appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga side so far this season – including two starts in the German top-flight.
Havertz, who became Leverkusen’s youngest ever Bundesliga debutant back in October 2016 after replacing Charles Aranguiz against Werder Bremen, also became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer in the division after netting against Wolfsburg back in April 2017, aged 17.
The report suggests Reds officials scouted the talented attacking midfielder during Germany Under-19’s UEFA European Championship qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday, with the teenager scoring four goals on the night.
He converted two penalties in his four-goal haul, as well as setting up another strike for his country, as Germany ran out 5-1 winners in Poland.
Havertz has scored four goals in 33 first-team outings for Leverkusen overall.