Superstar in the making: Stan Collymore 'could see' Wolves' Ruben Neves at Liverpool

Radio presenter Stan Collymore looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and  Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 23, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Neves has shone in his debut season at Wolverhampton Wanderers, who will face Liverpool in the Premier League next term.

Radio presenter Stan Collymore looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and  Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 23, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Stan Collymore believes Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves is good enough for his old club, Liverpool.

Neves became Wolves' £15.8 million record signing last summer, and has repaid them with six goals and an assist en route to promotion to the Premier League.

The 21-year-old had already made 16 Champions League appearances and won two caps for Portugal prior to his arrival at Molineux, prompting links to a number of top European sides.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers scores a brilliant second half goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County at Molineux on April 11,...

And, writing in his latest column for the Daily Mirror (April 17th, page 51), Collymore is backing both Neves and Wolves to make an impression on the Premier League next season - providing their best players aren't 'punted' on to other clubs on the continent.

"Not only can Wolves stay up in the Premier League next season but they could do it with the team they've got now," says the former Wolves youth team player. "Their technical ability is exceptional and in Ruben Neves, who is only 21, they have a player who could be a superstar. I could see him being at Liverpool now.

"If (the owners' aim is to build the club up) then they have the money and contracts to not just be a bottom-half side, saying: 'Let's stay in the Premier League,' but one that could finish somewhere between ninth and 12th place.

"They have the stadium and infrastructure to be a Premier League side for some time."

Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and NK Maribor at Anfield on November 1, 2017 in...

Incidentally, Liverpool could be looking to strengthen in Neves' position this summer, with Emre Can expected to leave Anfield at the end of his contract.

The Champions League semi-finalists have already agreed a deal to sign RB Leipzig's Naby Keita as Philippe Coutinho's replacement.

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