Liverpool are hoping to snatch one of Tottenham's most exciting young talents as they consider a move for winger Alex Pritchard.
The 19-year-old has been a regular in various youth sides for Tottenham this season, excelling in both the NextGen series, where he scored twice against Wolfsburg, and in the inaugural Under-21 Premier League.
Pritchard also recently scored four goals as a development side beat Peterborough 8-1 earlier this month, but has yet to earn a call-up to the first team squad under Andre Villas-Boas.
The winger has been one of the standout players in the youth team for more than 18 months and it is believed that Tottenham are keen to secure his future by offering him a new deal.
However, the Evening Standard believes that Liverpool will attempt to convince Pritchard to make the move to Merseyside where he would be able to work alongside his former coach at Spurs, Alex Inglethorpe.
The 41-year-old worked with the Tottenham youth set-up for six years before being offered a job in November 2012 to join Brendan Rodgers as reserve team coach at Liverpool.
Inglethorpe knows the player well and was in charge of the Spurs NextGen side when Pritchard scored in the sensational 4-1 win over Barcelona in Spain.
The Standard believes that Inglethorpe has made his new employers aware of the talent of Pritchard and they may now attempt to prise him away from White Hart Lane.
Liverpool would not have to pay a fee for the player should they wait until his contract expires would they would be forced to pay compensation as the player have been developed at the Tottenham academy.
Should the club's be unable to decide on a fee then an independent tribunal would be held to decide the final figure.
Pritchard spent some time with the West Ham academy when he was a teenager but has been a full-time member of the Tottenham youth set-up since 2009.
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