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Jurgen Klopp wary of Rafa Silva threat amid Wolves transfer links

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged the threat of Benfica star Rafa Silva, amid reports linking the player to Wolves.

The Reds are in Champions League action against the Portuguese giants tonight at the Estadio da Luz.

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They are looking for a good result in the first leg, before finishing the job at Anfield.

Liverpool are the firm favourites to advance to the semi-finals, but Benfica are a side that do have an array of attacking threats.

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But it will also be interesting to see how Silva gets on, with the player enjoying a very productive season.

And Klopp knows he is a danger for his side.

He said in his pre-match press conference: “We have to make sure he (Nunez) will not get a lot of balls, but [they have] other players. Rafa [Silva] with the ball, wow, really quick.”

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Calling Silva ‘quick’ is probably an understatement.

The 28-year-old recently scored a remarkable solo goal against Estoril where ran almost the entire length of the field.

Last month it was reported that Wolves had made contact over Silva. Supposedly, he would cost around £17-£25 million.

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Silva is an absolutely key player for Benfica. He’s started all but one of their Champions League games so far, and he’s featured in all but one of their league games this term, starting the vast majority.

He is almost nailed-on to start tonight. And it should be good to see him in action against one of the best English teams.

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Hwang Hee-chan caught the eye against Liverpool a couple of seasons ago and he eventually wound up at Molineux.

Perhaps the same could happen with Silva.

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