Liverpool jet out on Sunday scouting mission for Euro giants clash - report
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool were one of several Premier League clubs to send scouts as Porto hosted Benfica on Sunday evening, according to a report.
Portuguese news publication Desporto have claimed that the Reds were watching at the Estadio do Dragao alongside Premier League teams Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Southampton, West Ham, Swansea and Middlesbrough.
A host of Europe’s elite were also watching the pair battle, including Juventus, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.
Benfica, who are sat at the top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, battled to a 1-1 draw with Porto, placed in third.
Diogo Jota, 19, bagged the opener for Porto and will have been watched by many as his tally for the season now stands at two assists and four goals in 11 appearances in all competitions from his forward position.
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However, his goal was eventually cancelled out by 27-year-old centre-back Lisandro Lopez, who came off of the bench to net the equaliser in stoppage time.
The report doesn’t state which players Liverpool were watching, but they will now be seeking additions for the January window as they prepare to make a title bid.
Jurgen Klopp’s team are currently sat at the top of the Premier League after 11 fixtures and will travel to St Marys to face Southampton after the international break.
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