Liverpool supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating their team’s return to Premier League action against West Ham on Saturday, what with the Reds going into the clash off the back of a wonderful Champions League victory.
Jurgen Klopp’s men produced a scintillating attacking display to batter Porto 5-0 in the first leg of their last 16 tie last week, thus all but sealing their place in the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since 2009. And the Merseyside giants will seek to build upon that incredible success in Portugal when they take on David Moyes’ Hammers on Saturday, with Klopp’s side well aware that victory would take them above Manchester United into second place in the Premier League table.
Subsequently, several of our resident Liverpudlians are relishing the visit of the East London outfit this weekend, and they are also likely to be intrigued by a recent report from A Bola (via Sport Witness), which outlines some potentially significant developments in the race to land reported Reds target Anderson Talisca.
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The 24-year-old attacker currently plays his trade at Turkish giants Besiktas on loan from Primeira Liga champions Benfica, and has certainly proven his worth in the last 18 months or so with 31 goals in just 66 appearances for the Super Lig winners.
And with 14 goals already this term, the Brazilian forward continues to go from strength to strength, and has reportedly attracted the attention of Klopp’s Liverpool in recent times given they reportedly scouted him in action for Besiktas in their 5-0 defeat to Bayern Munich earlier this week.
And recent reports outline that the Turkish outfit are eyeing up a €20 million move for Talisca this summer in a bid to make the move permanent, leaving Liverpool with a decision to make as to whether or not to offer more than that.
And with a reported buying option of €25 million in the 24-year-old’s contract, the Reds wouldn’t need to go hugely above that figure, in developments which are likely to intrigue several of our resident Liverpool fans.
Landlord’s verdict: Anderson Talisca has been in wonderful goal-scoring form for Besiktas in the last 18 months or so, having bagged an impressive 31 goals in just 66 games for the Turkish Super Lig champions.
Unsurprisingly, they are seeking to make his loan move permanent in the summer, with the club ready to reportedly make a €20 million offer to take him from Benfica, who are reportedly keen on offloading the Brazilian come the end of the campaign.
And these potentially significant developments are likely to be of interest to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, as his side are also thought to be interested in Talisca having reportedly scouted him earlier this week.
And these recent reports may well have given the Reds something to thin about, as a slightly bigger offer may well be enough to get their man this summer.
Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!