Liverpool were reportedly one of the many clubs who sent scouts to Turkey last night, where they watched Besiktas play Olympiakos in the Europa League’s round-of-16.
As reported by Gazzetta.gr, the Reds were there to watch the home team thrashing the Greek side 4-1 and qualifying for the quarter-finals.
This scouting trip sounds quite interesting if you consider that a week ago, Liverpool once again started being linked to Besiktas loanee Anderson Talisca.
On loan from Benfica until the end of the season, the Brazilian midfielder is in great form and had a very good match last night. Playing as a number 10, the 23-year-old could be seen all over the park controlling the game, and still managed to make two assists.
Besiktas currently have an agreement to sign Talisca permanently for €25m. In case they don’t do it, Lazio are also said to be monitoring the situation.
Talisca was much linked to a Liverpool move last summer, but there were worries over a work permit. The level of transfer fee and wages involved in signing him now would mean Jurgen Klopp would almost certainly have no such permit concerns this time.
Liverpool interest in Talisca has always seemed quite shaky, but the club having an official at Thursday’s match could suggest there’s more to this one.