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Liverpool Eyeing A Move For This Sporting Star: What Will He Bring To Anfield?
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In a recent print edition, Correio da Manhã claimed that Liverpool are eyeing a move for Sporting CP star Matheus Nunes. It is understood that the Reds have identified the Portuguese midfield ace as a replacement for Thiago Alcantara who got injured recently.
Nunes’ Recent Form At The Estádio José Alvalade
Nunes had a decent campaign in Portuguese football recently as he produced a series of eye-catching performances at the centre of Sporting’s midfield. The talented midfielder registered four goals and five assists in 50 appearances for the Portuguese giants last season across all fronts.
The 23-year-old proved his worth as a reliable performer at the centre of the park by averaging 1.3 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 0.6 shots, 0.7 key passes and 2.5 dribbles per game in Liga Portugal. He even took care of the ball when distributing possession from midfield based on his pass success rate of 85.8% in league football (stats via whoscored).
The way Nunes has been playing over the past 12 months, it is no surprise that a top club like Liverpool are showing interest in acquiring his services this summer.
What Will Nunes Bring To Liverpool?
Nunes is a decent tackler of the ball and can make some vital interceptions for his team at the centre of the park. He can even create a few decent plays for others around him and is a good dribbler with the ball as well.
Someone of his skillset will be a welcome acquisition for Liverpool as they need to strengthen their midfield if Jurgen Klopp is serious about another title charge in the Premier League this season. The Brazil-born talent is primarily a box-to-box midfielder but can even operate as a defensive midfielder or play in the number ten position if his manager tells him to do so.
Nunes will undoubtedly bring more quality to the Merseyside club‘s midfield department and could help them challenge for even more top honours over the next few seasons.
At 23, the future is quite bright for Nunes as long as he continues to improve his all-around game with each year. He could even go on to form a solid midfield partnership with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho at Anfield in the coming seasons. Therefore, Klopp should think about arranging a move to bring the Portuguese playmaker to the northwest of England before the end of this summer transfer window. However, it remains to be seen whether Nunes can maintain his good form in English football.
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