Anfield side chase Goodison Park star.
Liverpool are reportedly hot on the heels of Everton youngster Ross Barkley, seen by Brendan Rodgers as an ideal replacement for exit-bound Steven Gerrard, and the Anfield side are reportedly not concerned about the England man’s £60m price-tag according to the Daily Express.
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The 21 year old is considered, rightly, as one of the hottest prospects in European football though Everton’s £60m valuation is perhaps a tad steep.
That price-tag has apparently not deterred Rodgers from keeping tabs on the midfielder though clearly a move between the two clubs would be a contentious one for Barkley to consider.
Barkley is already into his fifth season in the Everton first-team set-up and one imagines that given his side’s poor standing there is a chance he would pursue a move away from Goodison Park.
Chelsea and Man City are both known to be keen on Barkley and both arguably far more likely to come up with the funds if any bidding war ensued.
Liverpool will find it very tough to ably replace Gerrard and it’s a little surprising that the Merseyside outfit are seemingly open to allowing the veteran skipper to leave as he is still a key performer though Rodgers had informed the playmaker that he would be a bit-part player should he remain at the club.
Gerrard is comfortably Liverpool’s top scorer this term having scored nine times in all competitions.