Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has played down the club’s interest in Norwegian youngster Martin Odegaard.
The 15-year-old is reportedly being tracked by the best clubs from all over Europe having already represented the Norwegian senior side at international level.
He recently visited Liverpool to tour Anfield and spend time at the club’s Melwood training ground, but Rodgers is not giving anything away in response to questions over whether the Reds will move to sign him.
“The world knows Martin is a talent. But he is not a Liverpool player, so I won't speak on him,” Rodgers is quoted by talkSPORT.
Rodgers’ refusal to talk about the club’s interest in the youngster is most likely a sign of respect for his current side Stromsgodset.
However, it could also be an indication that the boss doesn’t want to give his rivals any ammunition if they are thinking about mounting their own challenges to try and snap him up at the first available opportunity.
If Liverpool are keeping quiet on their plans to sign Odegaard then it’s a sensible tactic and if they land him, they’re undoubtedly getting one of the best young talents in European football.