Brendan Rodgers is a long term admirer of the Croatian midfielder and has been monitoring his situation this season, according to numerous reports both in England and Italy. The 19-year-old has not exactly had the best of seasons at San Siro after falling down the pecking order in terms of a starting place under boss Walter Mazzarri. Fans of the club have backed him recently and would like him to remain at the club, but his situation has sparked rumours that he could leave this summer following his country’s World Cup campaign in Brazil. And, that has prompted Reds boss Rodgers to take more steps towards a summer proposal for a player he feels will bring an added dimension. Rodgers is keen to add depth to his squad as he prepares for a Champions League campaign and possible title defence, should Liverpool be crowned Premier League champions in the coming weeks.