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Liverpool ‘Very Keen’ On Signing the ‘New Arjen Robben’

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Liverpool are interested in signing exciting  young FC ­Groningen forward Richairo Zivkovic this summer, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.

The Merseyside giants have reportedly been sending scouts to the Netherlands to watch the much-talked about 16-year-old in action in recent weeks, with a view to possibly signing the player dubbed ‘the new Arjen Robben’ in the the Eredivisie following a string of eye-catching displays from the youngster so far in his brief career.

However, Groningen also point out that all of the big clubs in the Dutch top flight have been closely monitoring  Zivkovic, who made his league debut for his club just last year.

And in his debut campaign in the Eredivisie, the Serbia Under-18 international managed to find the back of the net on two occasions in just his six league outings for ­Groningen, with the Dutch club’s director, Hans Nijland, saying: “All the top clubs in Holland want him, but Liverpool are here every week too.

“They are watching him closely and very keen.”

Zivkovic made his debut for Groningen on Dec 2 2012 against Heracles Almelo, and the Serb has since broken Robben’s previous record for being the youngest player ever to have scored for club.

And with the Merseyside giants known to currently be on the look-out for a new wide man after allowing winger Stewart Downing to leave Anfield for West Ham United in a £6 million last week, Zivkovic may soon be a Liverpool player.


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