The excellently connected Fabian Zerche has published a story for Austria’s Spox on Tuesday which reports Liverpool interest in Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Valon Berisha.

Berisha has been impressing for Salzburg this season and interest from other clubs is no surprise. Zerche has also managed to find out that another Premier League club are also keen, although there’s no name attached to them yet.

Liverpool have initiated contact with Berisha’s management, and watched the midfielder in action against Borussia Dortmund.

Sadio Mane played for Red Bull Salzburg before making the move to Southampton and then on to Liverpool. Naby Keita arrives at Anfield this summer from RB Leipzig, having also played for Salzburg.

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Now Liverpool may be looking directly at the Austrian club, and potentially cutting out the middle team, making any transfer fee lower.

Berisha, 25 years of age, has scored 13 goals across all competitions this season, playing either from central midfield or on the left of midfield.

Read the full story from Austria (in German) here.