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Liverpool distance themselves from January swoop for 19-year-old 'Turkish Messi'

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Abdulkadir Omur of Trabzonspor has been linked with a move to Liverpool.
 (Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Abdulkadir Omur of Trabzonspor has been linked with a move to Liverpool. (Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Abdulkadir Omur of Trabzonspor has been linked with a move to Liverpool. (Photo by Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Liverpool have denied rumours that they are set to sign Trabzonspor midfielder Abdulkadir Omur in the January transfer window.

The 19-year-old, nicknamed the 'Turkish Messi', is one of Europe's top teenage prospects, and is enjoying a strong season in the Turkish top flight. Omur was called up to the Turkish senior squad for the first time last March for the friendly against Ireland, but was an unused sub.

When asked about the prospect of moving to Anfield, the youngster said he was open to a switch to the Premier League.

"Liverpool are a great club, one of the greatest in the world," he said.

"These offers are something Trabzonspor need to discuss. If the club give the go-ahead, talks can be held. The club's interests take precedence. I'll do whatever is in the club's best interests.

"If the club say leave, I'll leave. If they say stay, I'll stay."

However, the Liverpool Echo is reporting that despite Omur's interest in a potential move, Jurgen Klopp isn't planning on adding any major additions to his squad this January.

In the 2018 January transfer window, Liverpool were very busy, selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in a big-money deal before breaking the club transfer record to sign centre back Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.

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