Liverpool added to their scouting notes on Villarreal attacker Arnaut Danjuma after his thrilling performance against Manchester United, a report claims.
The 24-year-old scooped UEFA’s Man of the Match award at Old Trafford, following his assist. He set up Paco Alcacer for the opening goal against United, before they eventually lost 2-1.
Still, Danjunma’s direct contribution was the result of a fantastic night’s work down Villarreal’s left-hand side.
He got the better of Diogo Dalot on several occasions and would have earned more plaudits had his side’s finishing been better in the first half.
Reports earlier this week claimed that Liverpool planned to send scouts to watch Danjuma at Old Trafford. The Reds have a penchant for success with signing tricky wingers, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah the shining examples.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool’s scouting trip proved a success.
Anfield recruitment chiefs have been compiling a ‘dossier’ on Danjuma and were able to add to it on Wednesday.
The Dutchman showed an exciting turn of pace to drive at – and get past – Dalot throughout the first half. He also stayed wide, picking the ball up and running at his markers.
Liverpool have a ‘view to a potential transfer’, but have yet to register serious interest.
Indeed, Danjuma only moved to Villarreal from Bournemouth this summer and signed a five-year contract.
As well as his assist against United, he has netted three goals in seven games this season.
He netted in the first Group F game against Atalanta and has scored twice in La Liga.
Firmino talks of Liverpool ‘dispute’
As well as Salah and Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota make up manager Jurgen Klopp’s most played attacking options at Liverpool.
In recent times, though, Jota has displaced Firmino to play alongside the former two players.
However, Firmino came off the bench against Porto to score a brace and stamp his mark on the side again.
He spoke after the 5-1 Champions League win of the “healthy” dispute among the club’s forwards.