After being asked about a potential summer move to the Premier League, David Neres offered Voetbal Primeur a predictable response.
Two weeks ago, le10Sport claimed that Liverpool are tracking one of the Champions League’s most exciting breakthrough stars in David Neres.
Starring for Ajax Amsterdam, the Brazilian has scored two goals and assisted another two to help his side to the semi-finals of this year’s tournament.
“I have to see what is best for me, for my career and my family,” he told Voetbal Primeur. “We will see what the future holds, but I have a contract here and I am satisfied here.”
Liverpool will be in the market for a new forward and Neres fits the bill for a number of reasons.
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Chief among these is his age. At just 22, he is old enough to be a talent for Klopp to get good use out of but also young enough that he can be the future of Liverpool’s front line.
The average of the current front three is 26.6 and so to buy another forward in the same age bracket would be poor planning.
In doing so, Klopp and Michael Edwards would then need to replace an entire forward line in three to four years’ time.
Neres being younger than his hypothetical teammates would also mean he would be more willing to accept a squad role initially and prove that he is deserving of a starting role.
Rhian Brewster is also set to be a part of the first team squad next season after missing the entirety of this campaign with a serious ankle injury.
Daniel Sturridge is certain to leave this summer and it’s yet to be reported that Divock Origi will be offered the chance to remain on Merseyside.
Assuming he does, there will be a lot of competition for starting places up front if Liverpool do indeed sign a new versatile attacker.