The Reds are in need of midfield reinforcements, especially with their chances of securing Champions League football for next season looking slim.
Nunes – The answer to Liverpool’s midfield?
However, Liverpool may have to look elsewhere, as a hefty bid of £50 million may be required to secure Nunes’ services. This is a significant increase from his previous £44 million release clause.
Nunes has struggled to make an impact at Wolves this season, and it is believed that the club is open to selling him, especially given their current relegation battle.
Together with his dribbling and attention, Nunes has excellent defensive skills. He enjoys playing with long balls and dribbling. But he commits fouls frequently, and his finishing is lacking.
Lopetegui praised Nunes and insisted Wolves are ‘happy with him’ back in February.
“He’s strong, he’s potent and he has a good quality,”
“Maybe he has to improve a little bit his finishing – he can do it – but we are happy with him.”
This season has shown that several members of the current Liverpool team have reached their breaking point.
Klopp and his team need to revamp their midfield this summer and inject some much-needed youth into an aging squad, with several players expected to leave.
Other options for the Reds’ middle park
In addition to Matheus Nunes, Liverpool are also keeping an eye on Mac Allister, Mason Mount, Moises Caicedo, Declan Rice, Nicolo Barella, Joao Palhinha, Teun Koopmeiners, Adrien Rabiot, Sofyan Amrabat, Manu Kone, Luka Sucic, and Ryan Gravenberch as backup alternatives in case they are unable to sign Bellingham.
Ultimately, Liverpool must carefully consider their options in the transfer market, as a lack of Champions League money could impact their ability to compete for top-tier players.
Nevertheless, with Klopp at the helm, fans will remain hopeful that the club can rebuild and challenge for titles in the near future.