By Wayne Veysey

14th Mar, 2017 | 6:45pm

Liverpool mad for striker who has taken Championship by storm - reliable journalist

By Alex Stevens

Liverpool are “mad” keen to sign Nottingham Forest wonderkid Ben Brereton, according to a reliable journalist.

The Merseysiders have been linked with the centre-forward, 17, after reportedly tracking him for most of the season.

Sun correspondent Alan Nixon has taken to Twitter to explain Liverpool’s interest has intensified since Brereton was promoted to the Forest first team.

Asked by a Forest supporter if £10million would be a good price for the emerging star, Nixon replied on his personal Twitter account that “there will be offers” and Liverpool are “mad for him”.

A slew of other leading clubs, including Manchester United, are said to be tracking hot prospect Brereton as a result of his performances this season.

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The England Under-18 international was promoted to the Forest senior squad in January and has taken the Championship by storm since making his debut at the end of that month.

Brereton underlined his potential with a dramatic injury-time winner in Forest’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa a month ago and showed that was not a fluke with further goals against Fulham and Brentford.

The youngster has only made nine senior appearances but has already accumulated three goals and two assists for a team fighting against relegation.

The Championship club believe they are in a strong position after announcing in December that the teenager had signed a new long-term contract.

But Forest showed last summer that they are willing to cash in on their emerging stars when they sold Oliver Burke to RB Leipzig for £13million.

In other Liverpool transfer news, Chelsea have forced the Merseysiders to make a move for a 32-goal striker who is ripping up the top flight.

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