Rumour Mill: Liverpool eyeing up move for Ipswich youngster Andre Dozzell

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Liverpool remain interested in signing highly-rated Ipswich teenager Andre Dozzell, according to reports this week.

The Mirror claim that the 17-year-old is still very much on the Reds radar, after a deal failed to materialise in the summer.

Dozzell decided to remain at Portman Road and continue maturing as a player under Mick McCarthy, but a lack of first-team action is thought to have frustrated him this season.

The youngster has managed just one appearance in 2016/17 to date, in Ipswich’s shock League Cup defeat to Stevenage in August, with more established first-team players unsurprisingly preferred in general.

It’s reported that Liverpool are willing to pay £2 million for Dozzell, son of ex-Tottenham midfielder Jason Dozzell, who is at his best in an attacking midfield role.

He was named Ipswich’s Academy Player of the Year back in April, and he scored the equaliser against Sheffield Wednesday on his senior debut, in an eventual 1-1 draw.

At international level, Dozzell has captained both England’s U16s and U17s, and he is currently representing Neil Dewsnip’s U18 side.

Jurgen Klopp has always been famed for promoting youth throughout his managerial career, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ovie Ejaria and Sheyi Ojo all given a chance to shine at Anfield since his arrival a year ago.

Dozzell has clearly been monitored closely by Liverpool in 2016, and it will be interesting to see if a move develops in January or beyond.

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