Three players Liverpool should be watching this weekend, including in-form target

Jordon Ibe

We take a look at three players Liverpool's scouting staff should be watching this weekend, including in-form Derby County midfielder Will Hughes.

Liverpool's scouting staff are likely to be busy between now and January as they attempt to scope out talent that will help aid Liverpool's push for the Premier League title, both this year and in the future.  

This weekend promises to be a spectacular one for the Reds' scouting network as they could be treated to a real feast as Derby County host Millwall in the Championship with both in-from Will Hughes and on-loan Liverpool star Jordon Ibe likely to be on show. 

Will Hughes, who made his 100th appearance for the club at home to Reading in September, is likely to be on the radar as they keep an eye on young promising talent Jordon Ibe. The 19-year-old Derby midfielder has been in real spectacular form in September and has been voiced as man of the match in nearly every game he has played in. Although the statistics fail to show his impact, the Liverpool scouts will have no doubt clocked the wonderkid in action and could help reignite their former interest. 

Ibe, who came off against Bournemouth at half-time due to a stomach bug, is likely to named in the Derby starting line-up for a fourth consecutive time after really hitting the ground running in the East Midlands. 

It took the England under-20 international just minutes in his home debut to win over the fans, scoring the first in a comeback from being 2-0 down. Since then, he has been ever-present in the Derby side and has been unlucky not to add to his early goal. 

Millwall, who have hit a rough patch lately, could offer a good platform for the Rams' talented duo to show just how good they are before they leave for international duty.

The third player Liverpool scouts should be watching out for this weekend is, unsurprisingly, Divock Origi

On Thursday, the 19-year-old Belgian international took his outstanding Ligue 1 form into the Europa League and netted from the penalty spot to earn Lille a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg. However, with Lyon up next, Origi may have to be on his game in order for Lille to come away with all three points. 

The Belgian is likely to come up against in-form right-back Christophe Jallet, who will be buoyant following his recent international call-up, so he can't under-estimate the task at hand. It will arguably be his hardest one yet in a league game.

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