Liverpool planning to sign highly-rated MLS playmaker

By | October 22, 2021

Liverpool have reportedly been named among a host of clubs scouting Seattle Sounders’ gifted midfielder Reed Baker-Whiting.

The 16-year-old has attracted interest from the Anfield side, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City followed a breakthrough into senior football.

Born in Seattle, Reed has been part of the MLS outfit’s academy since 2020 and has been shipped out on loan twice to Tacoma Defiance in the USL Championship (USLC).

According to a recent report from MLSsoccer.com, as quoted by journalist Tom Bogert on Twitter, the Reds have been keeping tabs on the teenager.

The report details the ruling which suggests no transfer would be possible until the USA youth international turns 18.

This season the in-demand midfielder has featured in four top-flight matches, including 90 minutes as the Sounders beat Josh Wolff’s Austin FC 1-0.

Landing the talented youngsters has been a prominent feature of the Merseyside giants’ recent transfer business.

Recent additions such as Marcelo Pitaluga, Bobby Clark and Kaide Gordon would suggest that the club are interested in preparing for the next generation of Reds stars.

Although no deal for Reed would be possible for the next two seasons, they should continue to monitor the £90,000 rated teen already making waves in senior football.