By David Lynch, Merseyside Correspondent

21st Apr, 2023 | 7:00pm

Sources: Liverpool ready Ryan Gravenberch offer - he ticks every box for recruitment team

Liverpool are determined to test Bayern Munich’s resolve over Ryan Gravenberch after the German giants issued a hands-off warning this week, sources have told Football Insider.

The Reds are keen to sign the Dutchman this summer as they look to revitalise an ageing midfield that will be further weakened by the losses of both Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Gravenberch had long been admired by Liverpool prior to his move to Munich, recruitment staff having been impressed by his performances for Ajax since graduating from the academy to the first team in 2018.

And they are back in the mix for his signature after what has been a year to forget in the Bavarian capital.

The midfielder has been restricted to just one Bundesliga start this season, with Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich often preferred in the centre of the park.

Football Insider understands he is keen to play more frequently next term and it is that desire that Liverpool hope to leverage in order to get him out of the Allianz Arena this summer.

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Sources close to the Merseyside club have described Gravenberch as the right “age, profile, standard and potential” they are looking for in their midfield signings this summer.

However, they are aware of reports emerging from Munich this week suggesting that there is no chance of the 20-year-old being allowed to leave just 12 months on from his arrival.

It remains to be seen if that is simply posturing from the German champions as they seek to turn a profit on the player or whether he is part of new coach Thomas Tuchel’s plans.

But, if given any encouragement that a deal can be struck, Liverpool plan to make a move for the Netherlands international.

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