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Hearts make move for Liverpool attacker Ben Woodburn

Robbie Neilson wants to take the Welsh international on loan.

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Hearts have made an approach to take Liverpool attacker Ben Woodburn on loan.

The 21-year-old is in the final year of his contract at Anfield and is wanted by Hearts boss Robbie Neilson.

Talks are ongoing between the clubs and the player, who was on the bench for the Reds’ 3-0 win over Norwich City at the weekend, is aware of the interest from Tynecastle.

Woodburn, who reportedly also has interest from overseas, will have to decide whether to continue on the peripheries of Jurgen Klopp’s first team, or take the chance of getting more regular football elsewhere.

The player, who can operate in attacking midfield or on either wing, holds the record as the youngest ever goalscorer for Liverpool, and the second youngest to score for the Wales international team.

He netted against Leeds United in the EFL Cup aged 17 years and 45 days in November 2016. He then scored the winning goal for Wales against Austria in a World Cup qualifier in September 2017.

In recent years Woodburn has had loan spells at Sheffield United, Oxford United and Blackpool.