Report: Ruben Neves could become Klopp's first signing, Liverpool confident of deal

Liverpool have made their first move for Ruben Neves, according to reports.

According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are confident of signing Porto teenager Ruben Neves, after the Reds made their first move for the player.

The Reds splashed out again over the summer, snapping up the likes of Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Danny Ings and Christian Benteke, but they were all under former boss Brendan Rodgers.

With Rodgers gone, new manager Jurgen Klopp may be looking to bring in some more new arrivals during the January transfer window, and it seems that another central midfielder could be a target.

The Daily Mirror believe that Klopp has given the green light to Liverpool's intentions of signing Porto midfielder Ruben Neves, and the Reds are now confident of securing a deal for the teenager after approaching the player's representative, super agent Jorge Mendes.

Neves, 18, has emerged through the ranks with Porto, and is now considered to be one of Europe's most highly-rated young midfielders, having established himself as a promising deep-lying playmaker.

Liverpool now appear keen to secure a January deal for Neves, with Klopp looking to bring in one of the world's top young talents as he begins to reshape his squad at Anfield.

Reds fans may want to see bigger name players arriving after an underwhelming start to the season, but Neves has the potential to be a star of the future - and with talks between the club and Neves' representatives underway, a move to Anfield could be possible.

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