Celtic in race to land Liverpool defender

Joe Gomez's 2015-16 season was ended by a knee injury he sustained in October

Celtic are keen to bring in versatile Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, according to reports.

The versatile 19-year-old has a keen admirer in former boss and current Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

The youngster featured for Liverpool yesterday in their 0- FA Cup draw against Plymouth Argyle and the club are understood to be looking to secure him more first team football as he returns from a serious injury.

But Celtic face competition fron Bournemouth, who are looking to replace recalled Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.

Gomez is known for his ability to play anywhere across the back four and Celtic will face tough competition for his signature.