Liverpool youngster Jordan Rossiter could be moving north of the border to Glasgow Rangers this summer, according to reports in Scotland.
The 19-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer and has bizarrely been out of action for five months now with a hamstring injury.
That injury was suffered when coming on as a substitute in the freezing conditions of Sion in December, having just returned from another hamstring injury which he picked up after playing three games for England’s under-19s in five days.
While there had been much talk about Jon Flanagan getting a new contract, which he signed in March, Rossiter’s contract talks have not been asked of Jurgen Klopp in a single press conference.
To be out for five months with a hamstring injury is not normal.
He was, though, training with the first-team squad on Wednesday at Melwood. He hasn’t played for the under-21s so presumably he’s just returning to training now.
The Scottish Daily Mail suggests a “lack of competitive football has seen him stall on signing a new contract,” but he isn’t going to be playing competitive football if he is injured.
They claim Rangers’ director of football, Frank McParland, the former Liverpool academy director, is now eyeing a move for Rossiter to the newly promoted Scottish Premier League side.
Udinese, Tottenham and Manchester City are also said to be interested in the England under-19 international.
Rossiter has started twice this season, in the Europa League away to Bordeaux and at home to Sion. He started once last season, when he scored on his debut against Middlesbrough in the League Cup.
His only Premier League appearance was as a sub against Arsenal last August.
With the player aged 19, Liverpool would be due a tribunal fee should he leave the club when his contract expires this summer.
Liverpool have an overwhelming number of young central midfielders in their ranks; Kevin Stewart, Pedro Chirivella and Cameron Brannagan have all been given chances under Klopp and spoken about positively by the manager.
With Marko Grujic also arriving this summer, aged 20, it’s hard to see how Liverpool can accommodate all these midfielders.
Another set to leave is Joao Carlos Teixera, whose contract also expires this summer.