Report: USA striker Bobby Wood catches the eye of Liverpool scouts

The 23-year-old Union Berlin forward bagged a brace in his side's 4-0 home victory over FSV Frankfurt earlier this month while Reds official were reported to be watching on from the stands.

US national team striker Bobby Wood is currently enjoying a stellar first season at German second tier side Union Berlin – so much so that he is now said to have attracted the attention of a certain Premier League giant.

According to the Berliner Kurier, Liverpool scouts were in attendance to watch the club's teenage loanee Taiwo Awoniyi play for FSV Frankfurt in their clash with Union earlier this month, but they came away from the match with Wood's name on their lips.

The 23-year-old Hawaii native bagged a first-half brace on the day to secure his side a 4-0 victory, prompting the Anfield officials to note him down as one to watch ahead of the summer.

Wood has since netted in the Union’s past two matches to stretch his scoring run to six straight games, giving him 14 goals in 25 league appearances this season.

The pacey forward, whose current contract runs until 2018, first arrived in Germany in 2007 to join 1860 Munich following a successful trial, but a series of injures and high-profile falling-out with former manager Markus von Ahlen saw his spell turn sour.

He had scored just three times in 54 total appearances for the club – most of them late cameos – before being loaned out to FC Erzgebirge Aue for the second half of last season, but his subsequent summer switch to Union has seemed to give him the fresh start he needed to fulfill his obvious potential.

In the meantime, he has also established himself as one of the USA’s top striking options over the past nine months after some initial skepticism about his international credentials, rewarding Jurgen Klinsmann’s faith in him with four goals in his last eight games.

The 14-times capped front man received his latest call-up last weekend for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala and, fitness permitting, he looks all but certain to feature at the Copa America Centenario this summer.

The link with Liverpool still obviously comes as a surprise given that he has never really been talked up as a potential Premier League striker – let alone as a possible target for a team with Champions League ambitions – but if keeps banging in the goals for Union then there could soon be a few more similar rumours doing the rounds.

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