It looks like Liverpool’s visit to the Estádio da Luz this week did not only end up with a 3-1 win over Benfica in the Champions League’s quarter-finals, as it also allowed them to be impressed with a player from the Eagles.
According to a report today from newspaper Record, the exhibition from centre-forward Darwin Nunez led to ‘those in charge and even players’ at the Reds to be ‘convinced’ by him.
It’s claimed that after the match, there were many talks in Liverpool’s squad regarding Darwin’s exhibition, with Mohamed Salah even telling Benfica midfielder Adel Taarabt that he was impressed with the player’s quality.
The Uruguayan, who’d already scored the goal which took Benfica to the quarter-finals, also scored the Eagles’ only goal against Liverpool which gives them a little bit of hope about a qualification at Anfield.
Benfica know that many European sides are about to come to buy him in the summer.
The word in Portugal is that the Eagles, who have the player protected with a €150m release clause, will demand at least €80m to let him go.