Scouts deployed: Liverpool keeping tabs on top Euro targets - report
By Danny Wright
Liverpool are one of a host of clubs to have sent scouts to watch Benfica versus Porto on Saturday, according to a report.
Portuguese news outlet A Bola reports that the Reds sent their entourage to the Estadio da Luz to monitor the talent on show as the two Euro giants came to blows.
Liverpool’s scouts weren’t the only Premier League representatives in Portugal as Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, West Brom and Leicester also sent their recruitment experts to watch over proceedings.
Championship club Brighton, who are likely to be in the top-flight next season, also dispatched their scouts along with European heavy-hitters Barcelona, Juventus, Paris St Germain and Valencia.
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Iker Casillas was the star of the show as he helped Porto earn a point in a 1-1 draw against the Primeira Liga leaders.
Brazilian striker Jonas gave Benfica the lead with a penalty kick in the seventh minute but Maxi Pereira equalised for the visitors just after half-time.
Benfica retained their one point lead over Porto at the top of the league with the draw.
Jurgen Klopp is keen to make some reinforcements to his Liverpool squad this summer with a series of big names being linked with a move to Anfield.
Football Insider Verdict
It seems as though Liverpool are stepping up their pursuit of Danilo and he’s exactly the kind of player that Klopp needs in his squad. Liverpool have a lot of work to do in the summer transfer window to get themselves ready for next season and raiding either Porto or Benfica for one of their key players is a good start. They could have been watching over other players in the game but the performance of Casillas could be something worth noting. The Real Madrid legend is 35-years-old but with the inconsistent form of Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius this season, Klopp could try to bag himself a top-quality goalkeeper.
In other Liverpool news, this defender is hoping to seal a new Anfield deal within the next month.