Liverpool will act on Luis Suarez's advice and take a closer look at Uruguayan youngster Kevin Mendez as the teen shines for club and country, reports claim.

Mendez has been the subject of interest from a number of clubs after impressing in the Under-17 World Cup this summer, where he scored twice to help the South American side into the quarter final.

The starlet made the move from his home town in the Flores province of Uruguay to play for one of the side's biggest clubs in Penarol and the Daily Mirror reports that £3m-rated Mendez caught the eye of Suarez, who has spent some time in his home country recently on international duty.

The Reds are always in the market for young players who show potential for long-term success and with a glowing report from their top striker, who is currently the second top scorer in the Premier League, Liverpool are believed to be watching Mendez's situation very closely.

With interest from the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan the teen admitted in the summer that he would be interested in a move for himself and his family if the timing was right.

"They're just rumours," he explained at the time. "If it happens, it would be great for my family and me, and it is always nice when such clubs are interested in you. But there is nothing concrete yet."

Liverpool have had mixed success with Uruguayan players, having yet to see Sebastian Coates realise his potential for the club after moving there in 2011.

The Merseyside club made an agreement with Nacional in 2011 to utilise each other's players and have first refusal on the side's youngsters but the deal is yet to produce any stars of first team potential.