£21m Liverpool midfield target has taken more shots in Europe than Man United star Pogba and has 13 goals

Talisca Firmino Liverpool Manchester United Besiktas

£21m Liverpool target compared to Firmino has taken more shots in Europe than Man United star Pogba as well as Messi

Besiktas star Anderson Talisca was widely praised for his display in the Europa League quarter-final clash against Lyon last Thursday.

Talisca scored a brace which forced extra-time and took the game into a penalty shoot-out.

The Brazilian attacking midfielder ended up converting his penalty but it was to no avail as Lyon ended up going through to the semi-finals.

Talisca took more shots than any other player over the 90 minutes – 10 with three on target.

The 23-year-old has taken more shots in European competition that Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Barcelona ace Lionel Messi.

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Turkish-Football have reported that Liverpool are targeting a move for the attacking midfielder.

The Premier League giants have been keeping close tabs on the Brazilian.

The Liverpool midfielder target came close to an Anfield move last season according to Portuguese publication O Jogo.

Talisca is a powerful attacking midfielder who has been compared as something between Liverpool’s Fimino and Manchester City maestro Yaya Toure.

The 1.91m tall Brazilian has pace, strength, great technical ability and an eye for goal.

No other player has more goals than Talisca in the Europa League knock-out stage – two goals and four assists.

In total Talisca has 13 goals and six assists in all competitions this season.

Talisca is on a two-year loan at Besiktas from Benfica but does have a £21 million release clause.