CELTIC legend Chris Sutton has laughed at reports that Liverpool are preparing an £8m bid for Celtic star James Forrest.

Forrest has recently caught the eye of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 27-year-old has played as a winger for the Bhoys for his entire professional career.

He’s scored 66 times in 315 games for the Scottish champions since making his debut in May 2010.

Forrest plays predominantly on the wing for Celtic, but can also be utilised up front.

Klopp has said that he does not expect to spend any money in the current transfer window.

However, the German is a shrewd operator when it comes to recruiting players for less than their market value.

Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri have proved bargains while James Milner is the archetypal utility player.

And judging by Sutton’s response to the report that Klopp is weighing up an £8m bid for Forrest, he deems the star to be worth far more.

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Liverpool are reportedly interested in Celtic winger James Forrest (Pic: GETTY)

Posting on Twitter in response to the Scottish Sun‘s story, Sutton wrote: “£8million hahahahahahahahahahaha…”

Forrest signed a contract extension in September that keeps him in Glasgow’s east end until the summer of 2020.

The right-sided midfielder has scored 16 goals this season – including a hat-trick for Scotland against Israel and four goals in the dismantling of St Johnstone back in October.

Meanwhile, Robertson has defended Mohamed Salah over claims that he wins penalties by diving.

“He’s not that type of player,” said the Scotland international.

“Every time it happens then we go back and everyone looks at the video and you go, ‘well, it’s not a dive’ so how many times is it going to happen?

“I’m not sure if the Brighton players did say it was a dive or not and I’ll need to see it back but I was at the edge of the box and for me it was a stone-waller.

“If people are starting to say Mo has gone down easily it’s not fair because the one against Arsenal, especially, he got clipped three times on his way down and they still appealed it so it’s a bit of desperation.”

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