Reigning Champions League holders Liverpool are reportedly tracking David Neres, who currently plays for Dutch side Ajax. The 22-year-old winger has been impressive for the Dutch giants in the last two seasons, showing his productivity in front of goal.
According to TransferMarketWeb, Liverpool are one of many clubs that are following Neres, which could result in a future bid for the attacker. The Brazilian has been tracked by clubs like Manchester United, Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus as well.
Neres has scored 31 goals and provided 33 assists in three seasons at Ajax, having joined the club from Brazilian club São Paulo in the 2017 January transfer window. The young Brazilian joined the club for a fee of €12 million and has four years remaining on his current contract, having signed an extension earlier this year.
He earned his first Brazil call-up earlier this year and has gone on to make five appearances for his national team, scoring one goal in the process.
What would David Neres add to the team?
Neres would be an exciting addition to the Liverpool squad if he does make the switch to Anfield. The Brazilian is a clever player who exploits empty pockets of space on the pitch, drifting in from wide positions. The left-footed player usually plays on the right, but can also play on the left side, while he is also capable of playing behind the striker.
The young winger is quick and is a good dribbler, while his passing in the final third is also good. Neres registered 15 assists in all competitions last season for Ajax, apart from his 12 goals. He averaged 1.8 dribbles per match in the Dutch league last season along with 1.7 shots per game.
David Neres could be a fine option to bring off the bench for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to replace either Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane on the pitch. The Brazilian will fit in well into Klopp’s style of play and his quick feet, vision and technique will make him a hit at Anfield.
Xherdan Shaqiri has failed to elevate his game to the desired level from where the team management was hoping he can push for a starting spot and keep the likes of Salah and Mane on their toes.
That has failed to happen and given the lack of additions over the summer, Liverpool can very well opt to look for an upgrade in the attacking sector which will also help Klopp to rotate even more efficiently and diffuse any chance of burnout to his front three.