Liverpool are weighing up a move for Vitesse left-back Max Clark as cover for Andy Robertson.
Clark came through the system at Hull City and made 30 appearances for the East Yorkshire club before moving to the Netherlands in 2018.
The 23-year-old has been impressive since the switch to Vitesse and caught the eye for his attacking threat from full-back, becoming especially renowned for his crossing ability.
Sky Sports placed Clark in their team of most promising Under-23 players from across Europe due to his assists and the former England Under-17 international is enjoying a growing reputation across the continent.
His contract at Vitesse expires in 18 months and the Dutch club are expecting there to be bids for him in January, according to the Mirror.
He moved from Hull when his contract expired with the club and the English side received around £400,000 for him, and while Vitesse would expect a lot more than that, he may be a relatively cheap option to add cover at left-back for the Reds.
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Robertson is clear first choice at Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp is short of options after the Scot, with James Milner generally next in line at left-back.
Clark could provide a more natural option as back-up to Robertson, and he believes his time in Holland has helped him grow as a player and a person.
‘I’ve learned a lot about myself,’ Clark told the Hull Daily Mail. ‘It’s given me time to think about myself as a person. It can be hard when you’re lonely so I’ve looked for things to study. I’m reading a lot more than I ever did before. I’m not sure I ever opened a book at home.
‘I’ve turned into a man. I was in a comfort zone living in England. I was happy being around my family and my friends, going out to Nandos, the normal things you do.
‘Over in Holland it was up to me to find a different routine, doing different things, like taking myself for walks. I’ve got used to my own company a lot more but I’d say I’m mentally stronger for that. I think my family have seen me grow into a different person in the last year.’