Alderweireld is torn between England and Germany.
Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has admitted that the interest from Liverpool is flattering, although his agent says Bayer Leverkusen are also an attractive option.
The centre-back is thought to set either side back £6m, although if a bidding war starts between the Reds and Leverkusen then this valuation could rise.
Either way it seems as if the Belgium international will be departing the Amsterdam Arena for the Premier League or the Bundesliga his summer.
“It’s nice that you’re named at clubs like that [Liverpool]. It strokes my ego,” Alderweireld told De Telegraaf.
“England and Germany are great competitions. I think I can make my next step there.
“I’ve seen Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen make good moves.”
Both Vermaelen and Vertonghen are national teammates of the 24-year-old, with the Belgian having played 23 times for his country despite competition from the duo and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
Alderweireld is a product of the Ajax youth system and has helped the club to three successive Eredivisie trophies in the last three years.
The centre-back played 50 matches for the Dutch champions in all competitions last season, which included featuring in all six matches in a tough Champions League group that contained City, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.
Whilst the Belgian would be a great capture at Anfield, the player’s agent Soren Lerby admits Leverkusen are an option for Alderweireld.
“An established Bundesliga club like Leverkusen, who have qualified for the Champions League, are of course an interesting option,” Lerby told De Telegraaf.
“But I still have to discuss the interest with Toby.”
Unlike Liverpool – who have failed to qualify for the top tier of European football since 2009 – Leverkusen will be playing in the Champions League next season and the lure of Europe may make the Germans a more attractive prospect that Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Here’s Alderweireld showing his heading quality at the other end with a goal against FC Twente