Liverpool are continuing to monitor the progress of Derby midfielder Will Hughes .
The highly-rated 18 year old caught the eye of numerous Premier League managers last season with a string of impressive performances. This led to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and even Barcelona reportedly sending scouts to watch the midfielder.
Liverpool have been consistently linked with Hughes and the Mirror reports that they sent chief scout Dave Fallows to the Reebok Stadium in order to check on the talented midfielder.
It is likely that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to check how Hughes does in his second season as he considers making a move for the central midfielder in the January transfer window.
Hughes would catch the eye as he set up Johnny Russell’s goal but a hip injury meant that he was taken off shortly after half-time.
The England Under-21 international has already made 50 appearances for Derby and there is a suggestion that he is being lined up by Liverpool as a potential successor to Steven Gerrard. (Metro)
Could be a great target for Rodgers in January but will have some competition for the signing as other Premier clubs show interest.