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Liverpool linked with Serie A sensation once compared to Messi

Liverpool have been linked with Serie A sensation Juan Iturbe.

Liverpool's attack is already looking like one of the most exciting in the Premier League, and that's even with Coutinho out injured.

But how about adding an Argentine gem who is currently lighting up La Liga?

Italian outlet Calciomercato is reporting Liverpool are showing an interest in Juan Iturbe, also being reported by Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, the country in which the players' registration is held.

Iturbe sealed a deadline day loan to Hellas Verona from FC Porto, where he signed in 2011 although only made six first team appearances.

Prior to signing for Porto he was compared to Lionel Messi by The Mirror after a string of sensational performances in South America, with Manchester United showing an interest.

Now the winger's career is finally igniting, taking Serie A by storm, with two goals and one assist in his first four starts.

Opta powered stats-amalgamator whoscored.com rate Iturbe as the third best player in Serie A on his early season form.

Itube completes on average 4.6 successful dribbles per game, which would place him second in the Premier League behind only Andros Townsend.

Iturbe is still just 20-years-old, and his reputation is growing with every performance in Italy. His best displays have come on the right wing of a front three in attack, a system which Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool like.

The path to his signature will not be easy however, with Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus registering interests, and Porto still holding the option to bring him back and finally blossom for them for a season or two before selling him.

A possible for next summer perhaps, and certainly not before, Liverpool fans should remember the name and continue to track his progress, for regardless of where he ends up - Iturbe appears a player we will be hearing a lot more about in the future.

You can see one of his goals for Verona below:

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