Liverpool are one of the Premier League clubs who are keeping tabs young Norwegian Olaus Jair Skarsem, according to a report from ESPN.

The teenage midfielder has been linked to numerous sides across Europe in recent weeks, with Everton and Sevilla just two of the sides apparently tracking his progress.

Speaking about the possible interest from Liverpool, Skarsem, who is currently on the books of Rosenborg, said that he was very aware of them but that he is focused on helping his current side .

He told Adresseavisen:

It was rather strange and obviously not something I had expected but it’s motivational as well and shows that I’m doing something right, whether there is anything to it or not. I don’t really have much to say about the [reports], I know as much as anyone else who has read the articles. It’s nice to be linked with big clubs, but there is very little concrete so it’s not something I can consider. Of course it’s a big club with a great history. Naturally it would be interesting, but it’s not something I can think about now. I haven’t heard anything, I’ve just read the articles myself. I can’t think about it, I have to focus on Rosenborg.

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The Reds reportedly contacted Rosenborg about Skarsem’s availability a few weeks ago and were told that his current employers do not wish to lose him at this time.

However, ESPN report that they are well aware of the interest in their player and that they are expecting to receive bids for him in the very near future.

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