Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat at Brentford today, highlighting weaknesses in the team, particularly in the midfield. After the match, reports emerged that Liverpool is considering making a move for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes, whom they narrowly missed out on signing from Sporting CP last summer.
According to The Telegraph, the Reds are willing to pay around £44 million ($60 million) to sign Nunes, despite his struggles in the Premier League since joining Wolves. Nunes has made 18 appearances in all competitions for the team this season, but has only contributed one goal and two assists. Despite his lack of production, Liverpool is rumored to be interested in reinforcing their midfield and may see Nunes as a more cost-effective option compared to other potential targets.
The Reds could have moved up to fifth in the Premier League with a win at Brentford, but instead, they fell to a disappointing defeat, conceding twice in the first half and again late in the game. Liverpool has already made a move in the transfer market this month, signing Cody Gakpo from PSV, but the team is rumored to be seeking further reinforcement in the midfield. With the Reds now seven points off the top four if Manchester United win on Tuesday, adding depth to the midfield could be crucial for their hopes of climbing the league table. It remains to be seen if Liverpool will follow through with their reported commitment to bid for Nunes.