Date: 18th November 2022 at 2:53pm
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will already be looking ahead to his side’s return to action in December. 

Premier League football is currently paused while the World Cup is on, with top flight games returning on Boxing Day.

The Reds could play before that, though, as they have been drawn against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup, with the fixtures scheduled for the week commencing December 19.

A number of Jurgen Klopp’s biggest stars aren’t going to be involved in the World Cup, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson and Roberto Firmino all staying put throughout the tournament.

Despite this, The Reds will be sending scouts to Qatar for the World Cup, reports suggest.

According to Spanish outlet Fichajes via LiveSport, Liverpool will send scouts to watch Spain striker Nico Williams in action.

The 20-year-old has started the season in good form for Athletic Bilbao, scoring four goals and providing four assists in 15 games across all competitions.

The forward graduated from Athletic’s academy and made his debut for the club last year.

Diaz suffered an injury earlier this season

He has since made 57 appearances for the club, including 50 in the Spanish top flight.

Liverpool forwards Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota have both suffered with injuries already this season, with both players missing the World Cup, and Klopp is therefore considering adding to his attacking options.

The report claims that Liverpool could make an offer for the player if the forward impresses in Qatar.

Williams only made his debut for Spain in September of this year, and he scored his first international goal in a 3-0 win over Jordan on Thursday.

The player’s contract with Athletic is set to expire in the summer of 2024, which could tempt the La Liga side to cash in on him now in a bid to avoid potentially losing him for free.

Williams is unlikely to be Spain’s starting striker for the tournament, with former Chelsea man Alvaro Morata almost certain to lead the line.

Spain have been drawn in Group E for the World Cup, alongside Germany, Costa Rica and Japan.

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