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Dulwich Hamlet boss Gavin Rose has confirmed Liverpool are leading the chase to sign striker Daniel Carr.
The 18-year-old, who was released by Reading last summer, has scored 23 goals in 23 games this season for the Ryman South Side, prompting a number of Premier League clubs to check him out.
But Liverpool have stolen a march on their top-flight rivals by taking the highly-rated teenager on trial and Hamlets boss Rose has backed Carr to carve out a successful career in the game.
He told talkSPORT: "Daniel has done well for us since he joined us in September.
"He came to us after being released from Reading. He went on trial at a few league clubs and signed for us as a winger but we saw something in him as a central striker and he's done really well, progressed every week and scored goals.
"He will train with Liverpool's academy team for two days. He will then return to us on Friday afternoon and they will let us know how he did and inform us if they want to take their interest any further.
"We have to make sure the boy keeps his feet on the ground. He's played a lot of football this year and the last thing we need is his concentration disturbed by going to others clubs."
The Hamlets have carved out a reputation for developing young players and moving them on to league clubs.