Two ex-Liverpool stars suggest midfielder as perfect fit for Klopp

Date published: Monday 13th May 2019 4:36

Former Liverpool players Stan Collymore and Steve McMahon believe Ruben Neves would be a perfect fit for Jurgen Klopp.

Last year, reports claimed that Liverpool boss Klopp was working on a deal to sign Neves, who is under contract at Molineux until 2022.

Neves, 22, arrived from Porto for a club-record £15.8million in summer 2017, and his price tag raised a few eyebrows, but he has flourished for Wolves and Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders recently admitted the Reds’ interest in the midfielder.

Liverpool have often been criticised for a lack of creativity in midfield and both Collymore and McMahon believe Neves could be the answer.

Collymore told Stadium Astro : “If you’re champions of Europe, that in itself is a huge catch.

“Players from around Europe will have seen the atmosphere this year and the type of football.

“One who will be looking is Ruben Neves. He’s been on the radar of several clubs, a playmaker. “He doesn’t score as many goals as he should but scores worldies.

“Neves is the kind of guy you’d get on the ball in the final third and he has the vision of David Silva.”

McMahon also believes that Neves boasts the qualities that could serve the Reds well were his services to be sought.

The ex-England international said: “He dictates.

“He can slow the game down, pick it up, see a pass, score a goal.

“That’s the type of player he’d [Klopp] be looking at.”

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