Dynamo Moscow promoted Arsen Zakharyan to their first team in 2020 following a series of impressive performances with the youth team.

Now a regular with the senior team, the 18-year-old has impressed this season, managing two goals and seven assists in 14 matches. His form has reportedly caught attention of Liverpool, Chelsea and Barcelona.

Reports in the British press have discussed the Reds looking to offer around £13m for the talented midfielder, who is contracted to the Russian club until 2024.

Sergey Stepashin, a member of Dynamo Moscow’s board of directors, has given an interview to KP Sport, where he addressed the recent reports about Jürgen Klopp’s side wanting the Russia international.

When quizzed if officials from the Merseyside club had approached him or his side, Stepashin said: “No, these are agent games. He is still a young man. He still has to grow and grow.”

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“I believe that Arsen can play in Russia for another two to three years. Time must pass for a footballer to succeed. And when he turns 21, it’s just right… Look, almost no one plays well abroad from our country now. Maybe only Golovin.”

Stepashin’s comments, for now, should give an indication that reports linking Zakharyan to Liverpool are driven by his agent, more than there being an actual interest from the English club.