Andrew Kearns – CameraSport/CameraSport via Getty Images

Liverpool have been linked to quite a lot of players in recent months.

But surprisingly, there isn’t much speculation about one reported long-term target, until now.

Ruben Neves has long been linked with a move to Liverpool since establishing himself as a bonafide Premier League star at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Reds were said to be interested in the £50 million-rated maestro last summer, with Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders admitting to Sky Sports in April of last year that he’s a player of interest.

DEAR KYLE WALKER…

brid
553256
DEAR KYLE WALKER…
/static/uploads/2020/05/569161_t_1589473099.jpg
569161
center

And Sport in Spain have today claimed that Liverpool remain keen on the Portugal international, along with, of course, his Wolves team-mate Adama Traore.

With money tight at the moment, Klopp probably won’t be able to afford both, but Neves is needed more.

On the wing, the German manager has Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, both of whom are in the prime of their careers.

Back in midfield, though, Liverpool have an injury-prone Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a departing Adam Lallana and a Gini Wijnaldum who’s out of contract in 12 months.

It’s more important for the Reds long term that they get the 23-year-old.

Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images

In other news, Report: Arsenal have agreed to let £18m Emery signing leave for free