he likes you, if he talks to his friends about you and his friends tell you he likes you it's cause he does, so to try to get closer to him. he might be shy. just talk to him a little more do he can be more confident and he will make the next move if he likes you.
I dont want to put you down or anything but im a guy so i will tell you from experience. its either A-He does really like you and has told his friends to make it apparent.. or... and unfortunately... B-He and is friends found out you like him and now his friends are being dicks and telling you that he likes you just so that you two can get in 1 of those awkward situations so they can laugh about it..