Even before Liverpool fans’ eyes have even witnessed Jurgen Klopp devise his first ever Reds starting eleven against Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime, our Kopites in the Football Transfer Tavern have been speculating over who the German boss could be bringing in, in January.
While the Reds spent huge sums of money in the summer again on the likes of Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke, Liverpool’s defence still looks like it’s need of some attention, not to mention the central midfield area where some fans would like to see another top quality body added.
One man who could fit the bill is FC Porto’s Ruben Neves who if you believe what you read in the papers right now, is at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war between both Liverpool and Chelsea.
The latest on the situation of the Portuguese Under-21 international comes from The Mirror who claim Liverpool have upped the ante in the race for his signature by making an informal approach for his services.
In previous days, we’ve read that Jurgen Klopp also personally endorses the transfer for the 18-year-old who despite is age, is now a firm fixture in FC Porto’s side.
With talk that Liverpool could make Neves the best paid teenager in world football, anybody that hasn’t seen the capabilities of this youngster must head on over to YouTube to see what all the fuss is about!
If Liverpool do manage to get their hands on the young talent, they can feel very smug but who else may be following the Porto youngster to Anfield in January? Here’s five men who might be.
Our landlord has been reading the quotes from Liverpool legend John Barnes over at the bar here in the Tavern, with Branes claiming to the Mirror: “We have a great manager, who given time, can be successful. Does that mean winning the league? We don’t know. All any manager can do is maximise the potential of the squad.
Our landlord echoes the sentiment of Barnes, and feels Klopp won’t make an immediate change to the Reds team, it’ll be more of a gradual process.
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Click on the image below to reveal the five players who could follow Ruben Neves to Liverpool in January.