Liverpool are considering a move to sign Uruguayan striker Jaime Baez, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

The 19-year-old is currently plying his trade with Juventud in his homeland. He came up through the ranks of the club's academy, before breaking into the first team in 2012.

Baez has already bagged four goals from 13 Uruguayan Primera Division appearances and his style of play has seen him being dubbed as the next Luis Suarez. The 27-year-old left the Merseyside club and joined Barcelona earlier in the summer.

The Uruguayan international was the standout player for Liverpool last season as he finished as the league's top scorer. Brendan Rodgers' side are already missing the services of Suarez at Anfield.

Liverpool have the opportunity to bring in another talented striker from South America to England. The Reds are closely monitoring Baez and have sent their scouts to watch him in action for Juventud on several occasions.

The youngster is not holding an EU passport, which will not allow him to get the work permit, if he decides to join Liverpool. However, the Anfield club could face competition from European giants as top clubs across the continent are after Baez's signature.

Liverpool fans are aware of Suarez's goal-scoring instincts and should they manage to seal a deal for his compatriot, he could go on to become a star player for the Reds in the future.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool striker Jan Molby claims the Anfield expansion plans will be Reds' owners, Fenway Sports Group's (FSG) legacy. The 18-times English champions were given a go-ahead for their stadium expansion earlier this week.

"A spade will finally be in the ground when the redevelopment of Anfield begins on Monday. Work is set to start on the new Main Stand and we've waited a long time for this to happen," Molby told the Liverpool Echo.

"It is something the club has desperately needed in order to help us compete with our rivals. A lot of fans just haven't been able to get to games because demand has far outstripped supply. An extra 9,000 seats is a step in the right direction."

"The facilities will also be drastically improved and the owners deserve a lot of credit. When they bought the club four years ago they said they would find a solution to the stadium issue and this will be their legacy," he added.