Liverpool to bid for Forest defender Lascelles

Liverpool are tracking Nottingham Forest centre-half Jamaal Lascelles.

Liverpool are tracking Nottingham Forest centre-half Jamaal Lascelles.

The People says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers sent top scout Dave Fallows to watch the classy defender for the second time in a fortnight in the FA Cup tie at Preston in midweek.

Lascelles, 20 – who scored for Forest at Blackpool yesterday – is a cert to play in the Premier League next season, either with Billy Davies’ side or via a sale at the end of the campaign.

The strong but skilful prospect is also fancied by Arsenal but they chose not to bid in the transfer window.

 
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