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Liverpool should use their upcoming pre-season friendly against RB Salzburg to run the rule over reported target Luka Sucic.

As per liverpoolfc.com, Salzburg have been added to Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies fixtures. The Reds will take on the Austrian champions at their home stadium at 7pm on Wednesday July 27th.

Not only will that give Liverpool a good test against a Champions League-level team, but it will also give them the opportunity to scout Sucic up close.

With the midfield in need of strengthening still, perhaps a good performance will put him in Liverpool’s thoughts.

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Sucic fits the Liverpool profile

Liverpool have reportedly been keeping a close eye on Sucic’s performances with a view to a move to Anfield.

The 19-year-old, who has already been capped at senior level by Croatia, bagged 11 goals from midfield last season.

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His rangy athleticism and raids forward from midfield are rare to see from someone so young.

According to journalist David Lynch, Liverpool are reportedly looking for a midfielder in their early 20’s with an ‘impressive athletic profile’ (The National).

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Although slightly younger still, Sucic already has that profile.

Salzburg are notorious for producing some of the best young talent on the continent. If a youngster is having an impact there, then he’s probably worth keeping a tab on.

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Darwin Nunez’s signing this summer is yet more proof that Jurgen Klopp likes to watch a player live when mulling over a transfer.

It was the same with Takumi Minamino at Salzburg. A good performance against Liverpool can sometimes lead to interest being intensified.

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That obviously won’t be the case for everyone. For every player who has earnt a move, there are hundreds who’s good performances against The Reds have led to absolutely nothing.

But Liverpool are on the hunt for a midfielder. In that context, it could be worth fans taken an added interest into how the teenager fares.

The stakes are obviously lower in pre-season. But if Sucic can turn a few heads next month, who knows what it could lead to for him, and for Liverpool.

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