Anfield hope to beat Merseyside rivals to full back.
Liverpool are thought to have entered the race to sign Celtic’s young full-back Adam Matthews in January, and could go head to head with their rivals Everton.
Everton are thought to have admired the player for some time and speculation is mounting that they will offer Celtic in the region of £1.5million for the player, however it now seems that Liverpool are now interested in the Welsh International who is earning rave reviews in Scotland after appearing in 12 league games for Celtic this year.
With Premier League interest high, it seems as if Liverpool are the favourites to sign the player though Everton boss David Moyes will do all in his power to bring the player to the Blue half of Liverpool.
Some sources believe that Liverpool are willing to double Everton’s offer and make a £3m bid for the highly rated Celtic teenager. The one time Cardiff City man has been a regular at Parkhead this season and is now a fixture in the Welsh international set-up and a player that Kenny Dalglish has reportedly been tracking for a few months.
Though the Anfield side have a number young full backs at the club with the likes of Martin Kelly, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson all impressing but clearly Liverpool are pushing to put together a squad for the future and a move for the young right back would be a wise one.
Even though £3m may seem a fairly small price to pay for an international in this day and age it’s a bid that could well push Everton out of the equation, such is the perilous financial state the Toffees find themselves in.