According to a report from Sportsmole, Liverpool are contemplating the possibility of approaching Wolverhampton Wanderers’ winger, Pedro Neto, in the upcoming year. Over the summer, Jurgen Klopp oversaw a significant transformation in the midfield and attacking departments, resulting in the departure of some of the club’s most experienced players from Anfield.
Hence, should Mohamed Salah chose to depart at the end of this season, the Merseyside club have already identified a few prospects to replace him with one of them being the Wolves’ winger.
Neto’s Impressive Run Of Form For The Wolves This Season
The Portugal national has faced a challenging two-year period marked by injuries while at Molineux. During the 2021-22 and 2022-23 Premier League seasons, he managed to contribute only one goal and two assists in 31 outings. Nevertheless, his current performance is on the upswing, as he has recently scored a goal and provided four assists in seven appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers, demonstrating a return to form.
The 23-year-old has produced some impressive displays in the attacking third after averaging 1.6 shots, 2.6 key passes and 2.3 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He has also been accurate in his ball distribution after completing 83.4% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).
Is He A Decent Fit For Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp?
Pedro Neto is a talented winger with impressive dribbling skills, creativity, and a knack for delivering precise crosses. He can operate effectively on either flank and has shown great promise in attack.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is known for its high-intensity, high-pressing style of play. Neto’s attributes could potentially complement this style, particularly if he can adapt to Liverpool’s pressing and attacking philosophy. His creativity and ability to deliver quality crosses could add a different dimension to Liverpool’s offensive strategy.
At the age of 23, the Portuguese talent has yet to reach his prime, making him an intriguing addition due to his potential for further growth and the immense promise he has displayed. Thus, Klopp has done well to identify him as a target and should definitely pursue his signature next summer.