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3 players for Liverpool to watch on Ligue 1 opening weekend

With no Premier League football for another week, we recommend that Liverpool fans tune in to watch some Ligue 1 action this weekend.

The French first division kicked off on Friday with Monaco vs Nantes.

With the potential arrival of some Leo Messi fella, it could be the most exciting season of the league’s history.

As well as this, the talent coming through in France is something extraordinary, so fans of all clubs should be watching to see some future superstars.

We have highlighted three players that Liverpool fans should certainly be keeping an eye on this weekend.

Gini Wijnaldum

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Gini Wijnaldum is set to make his Ligue 1 debut for PSG this weekend.

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The Parisiens are the talk of the town with their Lionel Messi pursuit in recent days, while there is also the small matter of a potential Kylian Mbappe departure.

Yet their attention must be focused on Saturday’s 8pm game against new boys Troyes.

Wijnaldum may start in the midfield for his new side.

Liverpool fans will be keen to see their former star at his new club, especially when he is so fondly remembered on Merseyside.

We will certainly be watching and hoping that Wijnaldum has a good game.

Renato Sanches

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Despite Liverpool being aware of Wijnaldum’s departure for some time now, they still have not replaced him.

One player that has been consistently linked with being that replacement is Sanches.

Last season’s Ligue 1 champions Lille are open to selling the Portugal star. Their president even told BFM Lille (via Get French Football News) that numerous big clubs are in contact with him.

Considering that reliable sources have cited Liverpool interest, we believe that the Red are one of these clubs.

We will be watching Les Dogues begin their title defence away to Metz on Sunday at 4pm.

If Sanches has a good game, it may give Liverpool the push to move for him.

Jeremy Doku

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It is not just a midfielder that Liverpool need this summer. A forward is also said to be on the wanted list.

Jeremy Doku could be the ideal target. We know for a fact that Liverpool have been chasing him for a long time.

Whether they actually go for him in the remaining weeks of the window is the question.

If you didn’t see enough of Doku at the Euros, then now is the perfect time to see more.

Rennes take on Lens at midday on Sunday. Tune in to see Doku and the rest of the exciting young side in action.

He is most certainly worth Liverpool fans keeping an eye on Ligue 1 for.

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