Liverpool scouts sighted watching Serbian striker - What did they see?

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Liverpool sent scouts to watch Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic against Borussia Dortmund last night, but would they have been impressed?

Serbian international forward Aleksandar Mitrovic has attracted the interest of Liverpool in recent weeks and he was one of Anderlecht's few bright points last night.

Anderlecht were brushed aside by their German opponents, who were ahead within three minutes thanks to Italian international Ciro Immobile, and they are now 10 games without a win in the Champions League.

But despite his team being outclassed, Mitrovic was impressive leading the line. The 20-year-old set up a goal harshly disallowed for offside and also struck the Dortmund post.

After just nine minutes, Mitrovic appeared to have created a goal when he got past the 'keeper and fed Dennis Praet, but the pass was flagged offside despite replays showing the man was level.

In the 74th minute, Liverpool scouts will have sat up in their seats as Mitrovic gave a perfect demonstration of what he can do, taking the ball on his chest excellently and hitting a shot that struck the post, although he maybe should have scored having gone one-on-one.

Mitrovic may not have delivered a goal, but he was instrumental in Anderlecht's attack and clearly their focal point, creating movement and space in a hard-working performance.

This showing certainly won't have done any harm to the rising star's chances of attracting a bid from Liverpool or another big club.

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