Fabio Sturgeon linked with Liverpool switch

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Liverpool are plotting a move for Fabio Sturgeon, the talented young Belenenses midfielder who has represented Portugal at youth level.

This is according to recent speculation from the Mirror, which further claims that Sturgeon - who has English heritage - himself would prefer a move to the Premier League over rival outfit Benfica and could even be available to purchase for as little as £2.4 million.

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Extensive scouting

20-year-old Sturgeon is regarded as a promising talent at Estádio do Restelo and he has appeared in five of Belenenses' first seven games of the 2014/15 campaign, notching once during the comfortable 3-1 away at strugglers Panafiel.

His apparent preference for a switch to English football should give Liverpool a strong edge in the race to secure the player's services and Brendan Rodgers will be only too aware of his strengths and weaknesses having sent his scouts to evaluate Sturgeon on a number of occasions in recent weeks.

The frequency of those scouting trips seem to suggest that the Reds are very keen indeed on the Portuguese and one would not imagine the club will have too much difficulty matching that aforementioned valuation either in January or at the end of the season.

Poor start

Following on from last year's heroics that saw Liverpool come within two points of their first Premier League title in over two decades, Rodgers' side have made a rather lacklustre and disappointing start to the new campaign despite a summer of busy transfer activity at Anfield.

The sense of loss felt by Luis Suarez's sale to Catalan giants Barcelona has been intensified by the thigh injury sustained by Daniel Sturridge on international duty with England last month. As a result, Liverpool have scored just 10 goals in the league so far - 11 less than leaders Chelsea.

Defensively, they remain suspect despite the arrivals of Dejan Lovren, Javi Manquillo and Alberto Moreno while serious questions have also been raised concerning the quality and consistency of first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Following their narrow 2-1 victory over West Brom last weekend, Liverpool are back in action following the international break with a trip to newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

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