By North-west correspondent Alex Stevens

Liverpool are closely monitoring Poland striker Dawid Kownacki, according to a report.

Jurgen Klopp and his recruitment staff are said to be keeping close tabs on the 19-year-old forward, who has been likened to Robert Lewandowski.

Kownacki plays for Polish team Lech Poznan and has made an impression this season, scoring six goals in 18 league matches as well as one in four Europa League fixtures.

According to the Sunday People, the Merseysiders are regularly scouting the young spearhead, who is also being trailed by a number of Bundesliga clubs.

Kownacki made his first-team debut aged just 16 and has gone on to make a total of 78 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 16 times and weighing in with eight assists.

Lewandowski also started his career at the Lech Poznan before moving in 2010 to Borussia Dortmund, where he established himself as one of Europe’s outstanding strikers under Klopp before his 2014 switch to Bayern Munich.

In other Liverpool transfer news, the club will scout an emerging Celtic star in the team’s Scottish Cup showdown against Rangers next Sunday.