Liverpool fans have come out in force and ordered Jurgen Klopp to sign Ruben Neves after the Wolves midfielder hit a screamer in his side’s Premier League clash with Newcastle on Sunday. The Reds boss recently made a U-turn regarding his views on the need for a new enforcer in the centre of the park, admitting he was “wrong” and that his side do in fact require a fresh face before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Liverpool’s season finally got up and running in spectacular style on Saturday with a 9-0 thumping of newly-promoted Bournemouth at Anfield. However, the resounding success has only partially papered over some evident cracks at the club.
The Reds were expected to revamp the heart of their side this summer by securing an all-action midfielder, but soon shelved such plans for another year after missing out on Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid. Injuries have since ravaged Klopp’s midfield ranks leaving him worryingly short of options.
Having insisted Liverpool need not strengthen in midfield this summer, Klopp has since backtracked, admitting ahead of his side’s clash with the Cherries that a reinforcement is required. He said: “I know we have had this discussion since it all started and I am the one who said we don’t need a midfielder and you were all right and I was wrong. That’s the situation.”