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Liverpool take on Manchester United in the Premier League today and may now battle for the signature of FC Dallas teenager Ricardo Pepi.

That’s according to The Mirror, who claim that Liverpool face a real battle to sign the teenage attacker.

Manchester United are believed to have joined the race to sign Pepi, who wants to leave FC Dallas for a move to Europe in 2022.

Brentford and Brighton are also keen too though, whilst there are a number of European clubs who want to sign Pepi too.

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If Liverpool want to make a deal happen, they will face a major battle to get it done.

Who is Liverpool target Ricardo Pepi?

Pepi, 18, was born in Texas and is now a Dallas hero with the Major League Soccer side.

The 6ft 1in centre forward has hit 13 goals in 27 MLS games for FC Dallas this season.

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With the Unites States national team, Pepi already has three caps in four games.

The teenager is being tipped for a huge future, earning massive comparisons as a result of his performances in America.

The Athletic claim that coaches compare Pepi to former Manchester City hitman Edin Dzeko, who has excelled in Germany, England and Italy.

Pepi has compared himself to Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski in terms of his stature, and Liverpool would no doubt love to beat United to that kind of talen