Liverpool cannot allow Everton to beat them to David Neres

David Neres of Brazil is challenged by Ronald Hernandez of Venezuela during the Copa America Brazil 2019 group A match between Brazil and Venezuela at Arena Fonte Nova on June 18, 2019 in...

Liverpool and Everton have both been credited with an interest in signing the Ajax star.

Jurgen Klopp manager

Liverpool have to strengthen this summer, if they are to have a real chance of winning the Premier League next season, and beating bitter rivals Everton to David Neres could be key to their success.

The Telegraph reported last week that the Toffees want to sign the Brazilian this summer, whilst French publication Le 10 Sport suggested last month that the Reds are also keen on the Ajax ace.

And Liverpool or Everton could face paying £90 million for Neres, according to Marcel van der Kraan on the Sky Sports transfer talk podcast.

 

Neres, 22, was in sensational form for Ajax last season, racking up 12 goals and 15 assists in 50 games in all competitions, and Jurgen Klopp must do everything within his power to bring him to Anfield.

Liverpool already have a wonderfully exciting and dangerous front three, but should one of those players get injured, Klopp has little in reserve.

And Neres would provide the ideal competition for Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

David Neres during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Juventus and Ajax at Juventus Stadium on April 16, 2019 in Turin, Italy.

The young Brazilian is a left winger by trade, but he can play anywhere along the frontline. He possesses blistering pace, and plays with a certain kind of directness that would make him ideally suited to Klopp's high-octane setup at Anfield.

Liverpool must flex their muscles in the transfer market, and beat Everton to Neres. It could turn out to be the signing that takes them to that elusive next level.

David Neres of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Juventus v Ajax at the Allianz Stadium on April 16, 2019 in Turin Italy

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