Liverpool are reportedly ready to swoop for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes this summer, just 12 months after he made the switch to Molineux from Sporting Lisbon.
The Reds are in desperate need of midfield reinforcements, with Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Thiago all well below the levels that they have previously shown, leaving Jurgen Klopp with few options.
It has been a major factor in Liverpool’s massive decline this season, with Klopp’s side currently experiencing their worst season under the German, and they are currently sitting ninth in the Premier League, 19 points behind League leaders Arsenal and 10 points off a top four spot.
They play host to Chelsea on Saturday, with the Blues in a similarly sticky run of form, and Liverpool could find themselves down in 10th should they come away with defeat against the Blues.
But little seems set to change this January, with Klopp playing down suggestions that the club may add a midfielder this winter.
“Is this the right moment to strengthen? I can’t see it”, he told the media. “We have an existing squad as well and it is my responsibility to get them to perform. We have players who are not available”.
“If solutions for us were outside and doable of course we would bring in players to help but we have an existing squad as well and we’re underperforming.”
And, with eyes on the likes of Jude Bellingham and Moises Caicedo ahead of the summer, transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has also revealed that the Reds are keeping a close eye on Matheus Nunes, who they were heavily linked with over the summer before he eventually wound up in Wolverhampton.
Any move for the Wolves man would likely come at a premium, with the Portuguese midfielder under contract until 2027, while he joined Wolves for a reported 45m euros just last summer, and has started 14 Premier League games this season.
However, a move for Nunes is thought likely to be in addition to any move for a more premium midfield target, with Bellingham and Caicedo remaining firmly in the crosshairs at Anfield.