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Wolves reject and Liverpool transfer target set to follow in Cristiano Ronaldo’s footsteps after Champions League heroics

Jurgen Klopp

Pedro Goncalves on fire

In the shock of the evening so far, Borussia Dortmund are 2-0 down at the hands of Sporting CP, and heading towards the Europa League.

The key instigator for the Portuguese outfit has been one-time Wolves man Pedro Goncalves, who has scored both goals for the home side. Goncalves could not make his way into the Wolves first-team, seeing just 28 minutes of EFL Cup action before he departed.

The 23-year-old broke into the Sporting side in the 19/20 season, but really burst into life during the ensuing campaign, taking on the Bruno Fernandes mantle after he left for Manchester United.

Deployed largely on the right-hand side, but also capable on the opposite flank and through the middle, Goncalves netted 23 goals in 32 games, and has followed it up with 9 goals in 10 league and Champions League outings so far this campaign.

And now, he has followed in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, becoming the second Portuguese player in the Champions League to score back-to-back braces.

What next for the young star?

Gonclaves on the move?

The wide-man has been heavily linked with Liverpool in recent weeks, but there are stumbling blocks. Sporting’s gem is contracted until 2026 and the Portuguese giants are reportedly set to demand a record fee, around 80 million euros, to let him depart for Anfield.

This isn’t usually Liverpool’s style, but with Salah, Mane and Firmino not getting any younger, and Goncalves’ versatility surely a massive plus point for Jurgen Klopp, could the Reds be persuaded to part with the princely sum?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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3 Liverpool FC 14 31 31
4 West Ham United 14 8 24
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 0 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 0 21
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15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 14 -7 13
18 Burnley FC 13 -6 10
19 Norwich City 14 -20 10
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 5
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 4