Nottingham Forest are eyeing a shock loan move for Liverpool gem Ben Doak, according to The Scotsman. The Premier League outfit have been to watch the former Celtic man in action for the under-18s this season.

Doak could be allowed to leave Anfield on loan during the January transfer window. He arrived on Merseyside from Parkhead in July and has been making quite an impact with the academy ranks.

Forest eyeing Doak
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The 17-year-old has scored eight times and claimed six assists. He’s scored four and laid on four during six UEFA Youth League outings and also netted twice during the Under-18 Premier League campaign.

Doak looks like a supremely talented player and he’s already made three appearances for the under-21s. The ex-Celtic man typically plays as a winger and he simply loves to take opponents on.

The starlet actually played two matches for the senior ranks at Celtic before switching to Liverpool. He was also on the bench for Liverpool’s last fixture before the World Cup as Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated Southampton.

Forest will be in the market for some reinforcements during January. Attackers will likely be the order of the day too, with the Reds somewhat better served with options at the back right now.

Forest eyeing shock move for Liverpool gem Doak

Although this move would come as a surprise, it’s perhaps a good deal to do. Forest ran the rule over Doak as Scotland Under-21s, led by former Reds star Scot Gemmill, lost 2-1 to Iceland at Fir Park.

The Scotsman have called him a scintillating talent. Furthermore, the player has been likened to Mohamed Salah during his short time at Liverpool and he looks set for a really bright future.

Forest eyeing Doak
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Doak wouldn’t take up a place in Forest’s 25-man squad. The Reds don’t have to include players under the age of 21 on that particular list and that makes him an attractive-looking signing for January.

The tricky winger would surely relish the chance to play regular senior football. At 17, he’s already had a taste of some first-team action at Celtic and now he will be keen to prove his worth on the big stage.

Doak played for the Reds against Derby in the Carabao Cup recently. He didn’t disappoint during his 16-minute cameo and as a result, Forest could do a lot worse than use their second domestic loan on the youngster in January.

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