By Alex Taylor

Liverpool have been strongly linked with a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, according to reports.

HITC Sport citing the Daily Mail claim that Jurgen Klopp is interested in adding the 20-year-old to his midfield armory after ‘aggressively pursuing’ a deal for his signature.

According to the GianlucaDiMarzio the German U21 international first caught the eye of Liverpool scouts two months ago, but with two years still remaining on his contract Jurgen Klopp’s side may have to pay a premium to acquire his services.

The Syrian-born star has already notched five goals and nine assists in just 33 league appearances for his club, guiding them into a fourth-placed finish in 2015-16 and securing Champions League football next season.

The youngster could provide stiff competition for the current crop of Liverpool midfielders including Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson who have come under fire from pundits this season after a string of poor performances.  

Borussia Monchengladbach though are believed to be confident in their ability to retain the youngster having already lost Granit Xhaka to Arsenal and Havard Nordtveit to West Ham United this summer.

In other Liverpool transfer, the Reds will end their interest in priority target Ben Chilwell unless Leicester lower their valuation of the left-back.