By Alex Stevens

Bournemouth have joined Huddersfield in the race to sign Joe Gomez in the January window, according to a report.

The Liverpool Echo claim Eddie Howe’s side, who were close to signing Gomez before his move to Anfield in 2015, are keeping close tabs on the defender.

It is said they are interested in a loan move for the versatile 19-year-old, who can play at both centre-back and full-back.

This comes after the Guardian reported earlier in the day that Huddersfield manager David Wagner is keen to use his close relationship with Jurgen Klopp to smooth  through a deal for Gomez.

The youngster, who teenager to Anfield from Charlton in the summer of 2015, has had a torrid time with injuries in the past year.

Gomez ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament on England Under-21 duty last October and then suffered an achilles problem in pre-season.

He has recently returned to training, but has not played in a senior competitive fixture since a Europa League clash against FC Sion on October 1st 2015.

The Echo report that Klopp is a long-standing admirer of the Londoner and the idea of a loan move in January, after such a long lay-off, appears unlikely at this stage.

Huddersfield already have Liverpool young goalkeeper Danny Ward at the club, who has starred in 14 matches for the Yorkshire side.

In other Liverpool transfer news, Uruguayan prospect Agustin Davila has flown in to start a two-week trial with the the Reds.