Liverpool are raiding Manchester City to expand their scouting team.

The Telegraph says Liverpool lured Dave Fallows as head of recruitment and scouting while Barry Hunter also joined as a chief scout. The pair had also worked together at the Etihad Stadium.

They will now be joined at Anfield by Andy Sayer and Kevin Hunt, who have been key members of Manchester City's scouting network in recent years. Sayer had responsibility for monitoring players in Germany, Holland and Scandinavia.