Liverpool in the hunt for €40m-rated Portugal international

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The Merseyside giants boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly losing patience with Naby Keita after his struggles to settle and make an impact at Liverpool.

The Guinean midfielder looked a terrific prospect during his time in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig but hasn’t really lived up to expectations since his 2018 move to Liverpool.

It could now be that Keita’s future is in doubt as Klopp is said to be losing patience with the player and eyeing up a potential replacement in the form of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.

The report claims the Portuguese midfielder, rated at nearly £50m, is one of the players on Klopp’s radar this summer, and his fine form in the Premier League suggests he could well be an upgrade on Keita.

Merseyside club supporters will no doubt hope Keita can still turn things around for himself, though they may well also be excited by links with a talent like Neves.

In general, it will surely encourage Reds fans to see such high standards from their boss as he clearly isn’t prepared to rest on his laurels after this hugely dominant campaign in the Premier League.