Wolves star Ruben Neves comments on being linked with Liverpool

Head coach Juergen Klopp of FC Liverpool smiles after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 7, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool have been frequently tipped to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers' Premier League midfielder Ruben Neves.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on April 24,...

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves has broken his silence on those ongoing links with Liverpool, admitting to ZeroZero that he is proud to have caught the eye of the Premier League runners up.

Neves joined Wolves in a £16 million deal from Porto in the summer of 2017 (BBC) and his time at Molineux could hardly have gone much better so far.

The Portugal international shone as Wolves cruised to the Championship title last year and he looked at home in the Premier League too as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side finished seventh and qualified for the Europa League.

 

Neves’ exceptional displays have also apparently caught the eye of Liverpool with FourFourTwo reporting last summer that he was in talks about a potential move to Anfield which never materialised.

"It is obvious that it is a pride to be able to take the name of Portugal further, for that is the goal,” Neves said, before making it clear that he was not interested in discussing a transfer with the Nations League title in Portugal’s sights.

Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on April 24, 2019 in...

“But it is not the moment to think about the future, we have a competition to win. We are focused on the next game with Switzerland (the semi-final).”

Neves committed his future to Wolves until 2023 last year when he signed a new long-term deal so Liverpool would have to break the bank if they wanted to sign a player who scored a stunning long-rage strike against them in the FA Cup back in January.

Sadio Mane of Liverpool is challenged by Ruben Neves of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019...

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