Liverpool are keeping tabs of former Barcelona youth team prospect Keita Balde Diao.

The 18-year-old striker of Senegalese origin is currently playing his trade with Lazio after moving from Barcelona in the summer of 2011.

Reports in Italy suggest that Liverpool are keeping an eye on Keita who fell out with Barcelona over a youth team prank before moving to Lazio.

According to Sky Sports Italia the Anfield outfit had the Spanish-born player watched in Lazio's 1-0 victory over Legia Warsaw in the Europa League last Thursday.

And Liverpool's scouts are sure to have been impressed as Keita laid on the only goal of the game for Brazilian midfielder Hernanes.