The Merseyside club are on the trail of Forest’s Lascelles.
Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles has attracted plenty of attention in recent times and Liverpool are now looking to make a move for the Championship star, according to the Mirror.
Arsenal have also shown interest in the 20-year-old in 2013 but failed to make a bid for Lascelles in the January transfer window.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has stepped up his own interest as a result and has sent scout Dave Fallows to watch the youngster twice in as many weeks – with the most recent being the FA Cup replay with Preston North End on Wednesday.
Lascelles has been impressing with Forest this season after returning from a successful loan spell with Stevenage last summer.
The England under-20 international has played 19 times for the second tier side in all competitions this term and scored in the 1-1 draw with Blackpool on Saturday.
The result leaves Forest in fifth position in the Championship and just five points off the automatic promotion spots.
However, even if Billy Davies’ side don’t earn promotion to the Premier League, Lascelles is sure to be playing top flight football next season.
Rodgers has identified the defender as the perfect recruit to strengthen the back four at Anfield, with question marks over their current crop.
Vice-captain Daniel Agger has struggled to achieve game time this year, whilst youngster Tiago Ilori has failed to make an impression on the team and Kolo Toure is hardly a long-term solution.
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