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Danny Murphy lauds Adama Traore amid Liverpool links

Danny Murphy has lauded Wolves forward Adama Traore who is currently being linked with a move to runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 23: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Jurgen Klopp the head coach / manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on January 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

The BBC Sport pundit has touted the former Barcelona winger as a ‘superstar’ following a glowing audition against the Reds last Thursday evening that even saw Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp label Traore as ‘unplayable’.

According to reports from 90min, Liverpool are amongst a number of clubs who are interested in the reported £70m forward who is enjoying only his second season in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has been an ever-present figure under Nuno Espirito Santo this season. The Spaniard has featured 35 times for the Midlands outfit this campaign and has five goals and 10 assists.

Speaking to White and Sawyer on TalkSport (27/01/20 at 11:55 am), former England international, Murphy, was very impressed with the impact Traore has had on his club side who are currently just four points off of the top-four.

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“I have always liked him,” Murphy told TalkSport. “I have never understood his lack of use when he was at Boro or Villa.

“Every time he played, he was a threat. I know his end product has got better and better, which is a credit to the Wolves coaching staff.

“He is turning into a superstar and they would do well-keeping hold of him in the summer Wolves. He started at Barca, so they know about him. He is somebody that when he steps onto the football pitch, he is playing with immense confidence and not many have given Robertson that much trouble.

“You have to be clever in other areas of the pitch [to stop him] in terms of where you manipulate the ball when you close it down – When you get him one-on-one, you have to double up on him and quick! I don’t think many fullbacks can cope with him.”

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 23: Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Adama Traore during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on January 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

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Murphy isn’t the only one who has been impressed with the Spanish international this season.

Traore has emerged as one of the breakout talents in the top-flight this season following a topsy-turvy start to his Wolves career following a £18m move from Middlesborough in 2018.

He only started seven Premier League matches during his inaugural bout in the top-flight last campaign. Traore has already tripled his assist tally for last season (3) and has five times as many goals this time around as well.

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