Following the Portuguese club Benfica’s UEFA Youth League triumph this week, the local press has been full of stories about As Aguias’ new generation, who could still deliver big things for their senior team.

Publication A Bola features a big piece about winger Diego Moreira, pointing out that the Royal Belgian Football Association are now moving to have the player before he chooses to feature for Portugal.

And when speaking of the attacker’s past, the newspaper writes that Liverpool tried to snap him up before he landed at Estadio da Luz.

He joined the club in the summer of 2020, and according to a report from A Bola, one day before the contract was penned, the sensation had an ‘invite’ to transfer to the Reds.

They write that his family ‘hesitated’ a little, and in spite of the ‘bold step’ that a move to Anfield would be, they ended up believing in the Primeira Liga giants’ project.

It is probably too early to say that the Merseysiders regret not landing him but the 17-year-old’s undoubtedly showing good potential for his team already.

His season in the aforementioned tournament included four goals and five assists in ten outings, and according to the latest reports, Manchester City are already keen on Diego, having already made the concrete moves to sign him.