Ruben Neves
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Liverpool have reportedly joined Juventus in tracking FC Porto midfielder Ruben Neves.

According to the Mirror, the Reds have scouted the youngster more than a couple of times this season and seem keen to sign him.

Juventus, along with various other Spanish clubs have also been keeping tabs on the Portuguese midfielder, who has shone for Porto in the current campaign.

The 17-year-old midfielder has made 10 appearances for the first-team thus far and has even scored a goal, making him the youngest player to score in a league match for FC Porto.

Neves, who is a defensive midfielder, has already drawn comparisons with Barcelona and Spain star Sergio Busquets.

The Portuguese youngster has represented his country at the U21 level and was also the captain of the U17 team that made the semi-finals at the 2014 U17 European Championships.

Neves was named as one of ten U17 players to watch by UEFA following the tournament in Malta.

Liverpool have also been linked with Ghana forward Andre Ayew, with reports claiming that the Reds will battle arch rivals Everton for the Marseille player, who is out of contract in the summer.

Meanwhile, Reds vice-captain Jordan Henderson insisted that Liverpool have to improve their performance following their unconvincing win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

"We all know we need to be better than that. We're delighted with the three points but the performance wasn't good enough," Henderson said, as quoted on Liverpool's official site.

"The first half just wasn't good enough. We didn't play, we didn't keep the ball and we didn't dominate with the ball. I don't know why things didn't click. That was disappointing but in the second half we improved," the England international added.

Liverpool face a massive test on Wednesday, when they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League at Anfield.