Liverpool is working to bolster its current core group of players, including Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, and Fabinho, to form a new generation of midfielders. Even after the acquisition of Alexis Mac Allister, they have not let up and are still in the in the transfer market.
There has also been a move for Benfica midfielder Florentino Ruiz, whose interest from Liverpool and Tottenham was reported by the 90min in March of this year, and it appears that opportunities are coming up for both clubs.
The Portugal U-21 midfielder, who made his first-team debut for Benfica in 2019 and, after two loan moves, has made 33 domestic league appearances this season and 14 in the Champions League, including qualifying, is up for sale, Sky Sports Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sports reported.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who surpasses the opposing attack with his bold and accurate tackling and reading in front of the final line, is under contract until 2027, but according to the Italian journalist, he is available for 30 million euros and AC Milan, who lost Sandro Tonari, are interested.
There are no reports of Liverpool being interested in the player or taking any concrete action. Even if his name were on the shortlist, he would not be a priority and would not be a target this summer.
His experience in the Champions League is valuable, and the security of playing numerous games without injury is a benefit. However, last season was the first time he spent a full season as a starter, and it is not enough for him to cross over to a strong Premier League club.
If he joins the rumored AC Milan and plays multiple seasons as a starter and strengthens the team, his chances of going to England will increase…but will he?