By Danny Wright
Liverpool sent their scouts to keep an eye on Marseille’s clash at Bordeaux on Sunday, according to a report.
French news outlet Web Girondins claims that the Reds deployed their recruitment experts to the Ligue 1 meeting at the Noveau Stade de Bordeaux, which ended 1-1.
It is understood that West Brom, Brighton and Wolves also had representatives at the game while Italian giants Napoli also had someone to watch over proceedings.
Lorient and Amiens were among the domestic clubs to cast their rule over the fixture and Spanish outfit Eibar also had someone in attendance.
Diego Rolan opened the scoring for the hosts early on while former Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis levelled for European heavyweights Marseille.
Patrice Evra, Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin were other ex-Premier League players that turned out for Marseille, who ensured their fifth place in the French top tier remained intact with Bordeaux just one point behind them in the standings.
Web Girondons do not make it clear who Liverpool may have been keeping an eye on in particular, but did report that there were significantly more scouts making the trip across the English Channel to watch the game.
Liverpool have almost secured their place in next season’s Champions League and Jurgen Klopp is widely expected to make big improvements to his squad over the summer.
Football Insider Verdict
This could be just one of many games that the Merseyside club could have sent their scouts to cast their rule over the past weekend. There was a lot of talent on show and although Marseille are the bigger name out of the two teams, Bordeaux also have a few younger stars among their ranks. Goal scorer Rolan is one. The Uruguayan international has been with the Ligue 1 club since 2013 and has provided a steady supply of goals. Liverpool need to sign a new attacker in the summer because they always seem to have players injured in that area. Defence also has to be a priority to Klopp as his side have conceded too many goals this season.
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