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Liverpool scouts present at the Intercontinental derby between Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe were impressed by Selcuk Inan, Burak Yilmaz and Semih Kaya according to Turkish newspaper, Milliyet. The Reds were reported to be scouting Yilmaz in the derby however, have also added Inan and Semih Kaya to their shortlist.
Yilmaz has been linked with Liverpool since the summer transfer window. The Galatasaray striker has already scored 15 goals already this season, including six Champions League goals in five starts making him the most prolific striker in the European footballing competition.
The 27-year-old striker scored six goals in 501 minutes of Champions League football averaging a goal every 83 minutes making him the most prolific striker in the group stages. Selcuk is a Turkish international midfield playmaker, renowned for his passing range, technical ability and being a set-piece specialist.
The 27-year-old midfielder contributed to the Istanbul giant's dominance last season with 16 assists and 13 goals in 40 matches. Selcuk is the league's reigning Assist King and the 2011-12 Galatasaray Goal King.
Semih is regarded as one of the brightest talents in Turkish football. The Turkish international defender had a brilliant breakthrough season at Galatasaray in 2011-12, relatively unknown until last year he's now a household name.
The 21-year-old center back already has a Turkish Super League title to his name, has Champions League experience and is a national team regular.
Liverpool have strengthened ties with Turkey recently, completing Turkish reality series, Soccer Prince, as well as partnerships with Turkish Tourism, Misli.com and Ramsey.