Liverpool tracking Belgium international ahead of summer rebuild

Liverpool are monitoring highly-rated Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet ahead of what looks to be a big summer at Anfield, according to reports from The Mirror.

The 21-year-old one-cap Belgium international is considered to be one of the top young talents in the Jupiler League and is already a first-team regular for the Purple and Whites with over 100 appearances to his name.

And reports claim that Liverpool are keen on the silky playmaker ahead of the looming off-season transfer window.

It’s understood that the club looked at Praet during January, but opted against making a concrete bid, perhaps due to their much talked about pursuit of Alex Teixeira.

However, a summer deal could be possible, with Jurgen Klopp set for a big few months.

With only Marko Grujic and Joel Matip signed so far – Steven Caulker appears to be no more than an emergency loan addition – the German seems odd-on to overhaul his inherited team after being promised an ‘ambitious’ squad for 2016/17 when he took over in October.

Praet has won three league titles in Belgium, and his agent, Jacques Lichtenstein, has already claimed that his client may move on soon:

“What can he gain by spending one more season at Anderlecht?” he said.