According to Liverpool Echo, Matheus Nunes has reportedly been identified as a possible midfield option for next summer’s transfer window. It is understood that the Reds were in pursuit of the midfield ace from Sporting CP in the recent transfer window but the Reds boss might possibly bring him to Anfield next summer as the squad faces a huge blow with the growing injury concerns of first-team stars at the beginning of the 2022-23 campaign.
Nunes’ Impressive Run Of Form In Portuguese Football
Nunes had a solid campaign with the Portuguese outfit as he produced some impressive displays in the central areas of the field. He scored four goals and created five assists over 50 appearances for the Portuguese giants last season across all competitions.
The Rio de Janeiro-born talent gave a good account of himself as he performed consistently by averaging 1.3 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 0.6 shots, 0.7 key passes and 2.5 dribbles per game in Liga Portugal. He was even tidy when distributing possession from the midfield after completing 85.8% of his attempted passes in the Portuguese top flight (stats via whoscored).
Should the Liverpool Boss Bring Him In Next Summer?
Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow at the beginning of this campaign as Thiago Alcantara suffered an injury setback following his admission to the treatment room. The Reds have suffered significant damage as Klopp faced difficulties in the midfield area. The Merseyside club has only acquired nine points after playing six matches in the English first division, finding themselves in the eighth position of the Premier League table which makes it prevalent that they lack creativity in the midfield department and injuries in those positions could very well drag them back.
Matheus Nunes could be a decent reinforcement in the centre of the park as he remains attack-minded and excels at holding on to the ball. The Portugal international remains efficient in distributing the ball to his teammates and also does well to set them up in front of the goal. The 23-year-old can also make some vital interceptions to win the ball back for his side as well.
Furthermore, Nunes would definitely inject more quality into Klopp’s starting XI and that could strike a good balance between the attacking and defensive third of the field as they transition the ball in offence and try to stop the opposition in their tracks to win back possession. Jurgen Klopp should try to bring in more reinforcements into the midfield department looking into the foreseeable future.