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12th Apr, 2017 | 2:40pm

Manager makes transfer admission about £10m-plus forward reportedly coveted by Klopp at Liverpool

By Dominic Toner

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has insisted that youngster Ben Brereton should remain at the City Ground, despite Liverpool reportedly being linked with a move.

The Sun claim that Forest are braced for £10million-plus for their 17-year-old forward, with Liverpool and Arsenal both interested.

The report details that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the teenager and feels that he could play a role in his squad.

However, Warburton is hopeful that Brereton will commit his future to Forest and stay with the Championship club.

“Ben is enjoying his football and we enjoy him being here,” Warburton said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account. “Every player has a price but the best place for him is here at Forest.

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“We are delighted with Ben Brereton, he has good people behind him and I’m sure common sense will prevail in terms of his contract.”

Klopp has shown a real willingness to promote youth during his 18-month stay with Anfield, with academy talents Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson and Ovie Ejaria all getting opportunities.

He has now turned his attention to Forest ace Brereton and the forward could help solve Liverpool’s problem.

The Reds have quite often used Roberto Firmino as a false number nine this season, with Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge failing to cement his position.

Forest’s emerging star is a natural striker and has announced himself on the Championship stage in style this campaign.

The England Under-19 international has made 13 senior appearances for Forest, scoring three goals and supplying three assists in return.

In other Liverpool transfer news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to a reported swoop for a wonderkid.

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