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RTK View: 3 players that caught Liverpool eyes at Euro 2020

Liverpool supporters, like most other football fans, have had a huge interest in Euro 2020 for the last month or so.

With numerous Reds involved in the tournament, this was only natural.

However, with a big summer of transfers expected at Anfield, it was a good opportunity to get a look at some prospective new signings that may be unknown to the more casual supporter.

Numerous players would have caught the eye of Liverpool’s transfer committee, too.

Ahead of tonight’s final, here are three players that have gathered attention on Merseyside at Euro 2020.

Renato Sanches

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Of all the players linked to Liverpool this summer, Sanches was arguably the most impressive at Euro 2020.

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He was outstanding every time he took to the field for Portugal.

The Lille man changed the game in their opening game against Hungary. It was 0-0 when he was sprung from the bench, but the game finished 3-0 to Fernando Santos’ men.

He came on at half-time against Germany and offered a driving presence before he was his side’s man of the match against both France and Belgium.

Unfortunately, they crashed out in the last-16, but Sanches made his mark on Liverpool fans.

If reports are to be believed, then he could well be on his way to Anfield as Gini Wijnaldum’s replacement.

Jeremy Doku

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19-year-old Jeremy Doku played in just two of Belgium’s five games at Euro 2020, but it was enough to make a huge impression.

As an exciting prospect that almost moved to Liverpool a few years back, we tipped Doku as one to watch before the tournament started. He did not let us down.

With Belgium already through to the last 16, Doku got his chance in the final group game against Finland. He was electric for the 75 minutes he was on the pitch, causing panic every time he received the ball.

He completed the trick in the quarter-final. With Eden Hazard injured, Doku was thrust into the spotlight against Italy.

Despite Belgium’s loss, Doku introduced himself to the world.

He struck fear into the Italian defence, completing eight out of 13 dribbles, an insane number.

He showed us all why Jurgen Klopp is such a big fan.

Mikkel Damsgaard

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Damsgaard was another player we tipped as one to watch before the competition but we did not think that he would be that good.

The 21-year-old was quite possibly the revelation of the Euros.

While he didn’t play the opening game against Finland, he started in every other one of Denmark’s games in their run to the semi-final.

He grabbed two goals and an assist, including an astonishing free-kick against England in the semis.

If fans weren’t aware of him before that, they certainly were after.

We would be wary of spending too much on Damsgaard just yet. It is never a good idea to buy someone just because they shone in an international tournament.

Yet he is still a promising player. He is the sort of individual that you expect Liverpool to be after before he became well-known.

It has not stopped Reds fans from bigging him up, and it is worth noting what happens with him for the rest of the summer.

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