Liverpool are making a late move to trump Manchester United for Crewe Alexandra youngster Nick Powell.

The Mirror says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to fight Manchester United and Arsenal for Powell.

Powell is going to be cleared for talks with United chief Sir Alex Ferguson after his bid of £2million-plus down and installments that could take the total value to £5m was accepted by the Railwaymen.

Arsenal have offered more money for Powell, but Crewe surprisingly snubbed their approach.

Now Rodgers hopes he can step in and win the race with a better bid.