Liverpool are considering a move for Feyenoord midfielder Rodney Kongolo, according to the Mirror. The 15-year-old is highly-rated by clubs across Europe and is a product of the Dutch club's youth academy. It is believed the struggling Eredivisie outfit will do business for approximately £1.5m, given they are in need of funds.
Regulations prohibit Kongolo from being offered a professional contract at this stage in his career, meaning he could leave with very little trouble for all concerned. A potential move to Anfield is likely to be received favourably by the player, given the Reds' boss, Brendan Rodgers, is developing a reputation for identifying and training talented youngsters.
However, the Reds are not the only interested parties. Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel recently admitted interest from several clubs for the services of Kongolo. Sky Sports believes Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea are among those tracking the teen.
Should he move, Kongolo will join the likes of Jeffrey Bruma (Chelsea), Nathan Ake (Chelsea), Kyle Ebecilio (Arsenal) and Karim Relik (City) in moving to the Premier League.
Henderson Hails January Signing
Meanwhile, Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has praised January signing Philippe Coutinho for his impact on the club's fortunes. The young Brazilian was signed to improve the attacking aspects of the Reds' game and he has done just that since switching from Inter Milan.
Coutinho was key to the club's 2-1 win against Aston Villa on Sunday, when Henderson and Steven Gerrard gave the Merseyside club all three points.
"It was a great start to the second half for us and it was a great ball from Philippe, and thankfully I managed to slot it in, so I'm over the moon. It was all about the ball from Philippe which was outstanding and I thank him for that one. Philippe is brilliant and I think everyone can see that. He's a real talent and he's young as well. He has been outstanding since he came into the team and hopefully he can keep that going," Henderson told his club's Web site.