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Exclusive: Paul Stewart warns Raphinha is not Liverpool standard

Exclusive: Paul Stewart warns Raphinha is not Liverpool standard - Liverpool News

Leeds United attacker Raphinha is not Liverpool standard, ex-Reds player Paul Stewart has warned his former side.

Raphinha has settled to life in England well, coming up with 15 goal involvements in his debut Premier League season.

The Brazilian is now being linked with a move to Anfield, with journalist Gianluigi Longari claiming that Liverpool are leading the race to sign him.

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Stewart, however, albeit a fan of the player, has warned Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards that Raphinha is not at the required standard yet.

“For me, he’s not Liverpool standard,” Stewart said in an exclusive interview with TT. “I think he’s a great player, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think you’re getting anything better in terms of [Sadio] Mane, [Roberto] Firmino and [Mohamed] Salah.”

Even if Raphinha is ready to make that step up to a team like Liverpool, getting him out of Leeds is likely to be extremely difficult.

The £27m-rated player only arrived at Elland Road in the last summer transfer window so still has three years left on his contract.

Bearing that in mind, and the fact that he has already become so important to Leeds with his contribution in attack, it would be a surprise if the Yorkshire club were willing to let him go this transfer window.


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