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Report: Liverpool Could Turn To Premier League Midfielder In Attempt To Salvage Season

Report: Liverpool Could Turn To Premier League Midfielder In Attempt To Salvage Season
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Liverpool are a club in crisis.

The issues in their team were clear even before the visit to Brighton yesterday, but the 3-0 defeat the Amex showed just how deeply embedded they are in the side.

The performance from Jurgen Klopp's side was nothing short of embarrassing. Coming up against a well coached, well drilled, energetic, and determined Brighton squad, the contrast between the two teams was stark.

It is looking as though Liverpool's season is getting away from them, with a top four finish now a major doubt. It is difficult to see how they can turn things around with their current playing personnel, even if their manager has said that any further January arrivals look unlikely.

Perhaps their latest embarrassment will force the club's owners into action.

Liverpool linked with cut price move for Ruben Neves

It seems as though many of Liverpool's current issues stem from problems in the middle third, an area in which they are short on both numbers and quality. The club have signed only one senior midfielder in the last four years, something that is now coming back to bite them.


It is clear that a major overhaul will be needed in this position, although the club were hopeful that this could be done next summer as opposed to the January window.


However, whatever chance they have of finishing in the top four could depend on signing a midfielder this month. There could be one potential option at another Premier League club.

The Mirror are reporting that Liverpool are weighing up a move for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves in the coming weeks.

The captain at Molineux, Neves has only 18 months remaining on his current contract and has so far refused to sign a new deal.


Wolves previously had an asking price of around £70million for the Portugal international, although this has likely been significantly reduced as a result of his contract situation.

At 25-years old and possessing a huge amount of experience, this is exactly the type of signing that Liverpool will need to make in order to replenish the squad. They have also been linked with a summer move for Ruben Neves' club teammate Matheus Nunes.

They will get a good look at the pair on Tuesday night when they travel to Molineux to take on Wolves in an FA Cup third round replay. Should they fail to show up once again in that game, the calls for new recruits and a possible change in ownership will only get louder.


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