Liverpool scouting 23-year-old ahead of summer switch

Another midfielder has been linked with Liverpool on Wednesday.

According to a report from 90 min, Liverpool sent scouts to watch Florentino Luis in action during Benfica’s 2-0 win over Famalicao on Friday.

The Portuguese defensive midfielder has been a key player for Benfica this season and his performances have caught the attention of the Premier League club.

He could be a potential replacement/ competition for Fabinho whose displays have been inconsistent in 2022/23.

No potential fee is mentioned in the report but the 23-year-old is under contract until 2027 so Benfica are in no rush to sell.

Liverpool’s biggest weakness this season has been their midfield. Jurgen Klopp built his success at Liverpool around a fast, powerful, pressing midfield, which mainly consisted of Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.

However, Wijnaldum has now left, Henderson is not the player he once was and Fabinho has also put in some questionable displays over the last few months.

A number of Liverpool’s current midfielders are also expected to leave the club this summer.

James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all out of contract at the end of the season and are expected to depart and Luis could come in to replace one of them.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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