Even though Liverpool signed four midfield players during the summer transfer window, they are still looking to bolster the position and are keeping an eye on Arthur Vermeeren.
The Reds signed a veteran, Endo, to fill the defensive midfield position, but they also strengthened their alternatives for attacking midfield.
The Japanese international is not a long-term solution and is unquestionably insufficient to replace Fabinho; instead, he has mostly warmed the bench in the Premier League.
Liverpool is thus looking to add a youthful and skilled No. 6 to their lineup, and Mundo Deportivo reports that they are considering signing Vermeeren from Royal Antwerp.
The Catalan news source have mentioned that the likes of Man Utd and particularly, Barca are also after the 18-year-old midfielder, who could cost around £21.7million (25 million euros).
The teenage sensation broke into the Antwerp’s first team last season and was rock solid in the DM role.
Vermeeren started 18 games in the Jupiler Pro League and helped the team keep 13 clean sheets as they went on to win the title.
Moreover, he started every game for the The Great Old in the Belgian Cup and was brilliant in the 2-0 victory in the final vs Mechelen.
This season, he won the Super Cup and after impressive displays, last month, he made his debut for the senior international side.
Apart from being a solid play breaker, the youngster has the talent to play in the advanced midfield role as well. He has directly contributed in 6 goals (1 goal and 5 assists) so far this term.