Liverpool, which has successively signed front-line players Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, and Cody Gakpo, also has Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota in its ranks, and young Ben Doak has been impressive, giving the club one of the best forward groups in the Premier League.
However, the Egyptian winger continues to receive interest from Saudi Arabia and is increasingly likely to be targeted in the transfer market this winter or next summer.
The departure of the ace, who can lead a team to victory with both goals and assists, is a major blow, and the search for his successor is intensifying.
England international Jarrod Bowen, who was considered a front-runner, has committed himself to West Ham and signed a long-term contract.
Other names in the winger’s squad that have been producing results in Europe have been reported, and many are hoping for Wolves forward Pedro Neto, who is also rumored to be on the move to Arsenal.
Neil Jones, an English journalist, said that the Portuguese winger could adapt to Klopp’s soccer preferences, but also wrote that the same could be said of Arteta and Guardiola.
“I know that Neto has admirers at Anfield, and that his versatility and skillset would be well-suited to a Jurgen Klopp side. But then the same could be said, I believe, for a Mikel Arteta side or a Pep Guardiola side. I believe he is of that level, potentially.”
“The first aim for him, though, must be to stay fit and to turn this purple patch into something more sustainable.”
“He still needs to improve his numbers, particularly in terms of goal-scoring, if he is to put himself in that top bracket of attackers. But he is making waves at Wolves right now, and if he continues to do so then we can expect him to move on to bigger and better things next season.”
“With reasons to think that the Mohamed Salah to Saudi Arabia stories might not be going away in 2024, Neto could definitely be one to watch.”Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside
His style of play, in which he undermines goals with fast counters in addition to his speedy dribble penetration, is similar to that of Mohamed Salah.
Despite the difference in scoring ability, he has the potential to adapt to Liverpool’s tactics in the Premier League, along with Bowen.
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