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Benfica aware Liverpool circling for Rodrigo

Benfica are fully aware of Liverpool interest in highly-rated forward Rodrigo. Benfica coach Jorge Jesus is not surprised to find the 23 year old former Real Madrid trainee being coveted, and has confirmed that Liverpool are among those leading the chase for his signature.

Asked specifically about the interest from Anfield, he said: "It's normal. Every Benfica player is in a big window.

"The league is full of high quality players so it's normal for other clubs to be interested.

"Rodrigo is going through a good moment."

But his father and agent Adalberto Machado insists no thought will be given to future plans until the end of the current campaign.

He told TMW: "I expect to meet the club at the end of the season.

"We want the best for the player and for the club, but at the moment Rodrigo is only concentrating on Benfica and winning titles at the end of the season."

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