Reds eye in-demand Dutch defender.
Liverpool are keeping close tabs on highly-rated Feyenoord defender Stefan De Vrij as the club step up their search to find a long-term replacement for veteran centre-back Jamie Carragher, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers flew to Rotterdam himself on Sunday to watch the young central defender in action as Feyenoord took on Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven and the Northern Irishman would not have been disappointed with what he saw as De Vrij turned in a fine display at the back for his club, who overcame the Dutch league leaders 2-1 in the process.
However, the Reds know that a whole host of other Premier League clubs have also been scouting the Netherlands international, including Newcastle United, who were present at the De Kuip to watch the 21-year-old defender as well.
De Vrij has just 18 months left on his present contract with the Eredivisie giants and has so far refused to sit down and negotiate a new deal with Feyenoord, which may force the club’s hand come the summer in terms of allowing the defender to depart for the Premier League.