Five individual performances from EURO 2016 so far that should interest Liverpool

With the first set of EURO 2016 group matches, and a few more, complete, it’s time to take stock of what’s been seen.

England look good going forward, but susceptible at the back, whilst Wales have been the most successful of the Home Nations so far.

Germany, the world champions, did what they needed to against Ukraine with other perennial tournament achievers France, Italy and Spain all getting off to winning starts.

There are plenty of sub plots already up and running, but which players have impressed and could they be heading to the Premier League?

The European Championship always offer the chance for players to put themselves in the shop window and with Jurgen Klopp entering his first summer window at Liverpool, Anfield could be a likely destination for some of the players that have starred so far.

But who’s really shone that might take the Reds’ fancy? FootballFanCast brings you FIVE…

Arkadiusz Milik


Ahead of Poland’s game against Northern Ireland all the talk, and probably rightly so, was about Robert Lewandowski as the main goalscoring threat. Milik though, was not going to let that stop him taking the limelight as he hit the only goal of the game to give his nation three points.

The Ajax man is young but that doesn’t seem to be inhibiting him and he’s the kind of player the Reds have signed in recent years.

Bartosz Kapustka

Another Polish player, Kapustka hadn’t really been given any attention at all in the build up to their opening game, but after an eye-catching performance his career could be set to go up a gear.

The Cracovia player can operate down either wing and this would help bolster the Reds out wide. He’s only 19, too, so has plenty of time to improve and Jurgen Klopp would certainly relish the chance to help him do so.

Serhiy Sydorchuk

Despite Ukraine’s loss to world champions Germany in their opening Group C game there were a number of positives to come out of it.

Obviously their main stars are Yevhen Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko, but Sydorchuk highlighted he’s also able to mix it with the best on the pitch looking assured in central midfield. If Liverpool could bring him in they’d be getting a strong accomplished central midfielder for a relatively cheap price.

Jonas Hector


Also featuring in the Germany vs. Ukraine game was left back Jonas Hector. Hector has already been linked with the Reds, but after a solid showing for the Germans, helping keep Ukraine’s attack relatively at bay, his stock may have risen that bit further.

Liverpool need a new left back they can rely on given Alberto Moreno’s tendency to lose his focus and Hector would certainly provide an alternative option.

Graziano Pelle


Ahead of Belgium against Italy few gave the Italians much chance of securing victory. This was the game that was supposed to launch Belgium’s challenge for the trophy, but, as is so often the case at major tournaments, the Azzurri got it right and stopped them in their tracks.

A well orchestrated performance saw Pelle lead the line far better than his opposite Romelu Lukaku and his thumping volley at the end affirmed his ability on the international stage.