Liverpool fans should pay attention to 'excellent' 21-year-old set for World Cup debut today
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Liverpool fans should pay attention to 'excellent' 21-year-old set for World Cup debut today

Enzo Fernández likely makes his World Cup debut today and Liverpool fans should be paying attention. The Reds reportedly want the player.

Argentina kick-off their World Cup campaign today against Saudi Arabia. It is, by far, their most comfortable game in a group that contains both Mexico and Poland.

Thus it’s one where Lionel Scaloni can afford to play some of the newer members of his squad. That includes exciting midfield prospect Enzo Fernández, who feels like a good bet to make his World Cup debut today.

The 21-year-old has been fantastic for Benfica since moving to Portugal at the start of the year. He’s grown a reputation at rapid pace, earning his first Argentina caps in September. Now, with only three caps to his name, he’s in the squad for the World Cup.

Fernández is also one of the most in-demand midfielders around right now. He could actually leave Benfica in 2023 and Liverpool are one of those said to be interested.

Reds should pay attention today, then – they could see what all the fuss is about.

Enzo Fernández could make World Cup debut

Fernández has been special for Benfica. We’ve loved some of his performances and if reports are to be believed, so have Liverpool.

UOL in Brazil have heard that his name is one the rise behind the scenes at Anfield. Record then claimed earlier this month that a transfer race for Fernández is heating up – with Manchester United and Manchester City joining the Reds.

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Whether that race could happen in January, though, is unclear. All these clubs will want it to, certainly, but Benfica boss Roger Schmidt claims they won’t allow the player to leave.

That’s per quotes from Record, where Schmidt talks up Fernández’s ‘excellent’ form this season.

We think Fernández is up there with the best possible options as Liverpool seek a new midfielder, though. A fine World Cup will only push him higher up the list, too. Whether it’s in January or the summer, we fully expect the Reds to make their move.

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