According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool are still interested in signing 18-year-old Derby County midfielder Will Hughes.
The highly rated England Under-21 international has started the season well for Derby, who were taken over by Steve McClaren last week, with two league goals.
The Echo reports:
A host of the Premier League’s top sides seem to be biding their time in signing the 18-year-old, who scored in a 3-1 victory over Leeds United on Saturday, but it is expected that thorough scouting will turn into bids in the January window.
Liverpool are leading the chase for Hughes, with the attacking-minded midfielder already been compared with Reds captain Steven Gerrard.
McClaren admitted on Saturday that it will be hard to keep Hughes away from interested Premier League clubs.