Why Liverpool would be right to move for Bruno Fernandes - and the story behind surprise link to Benfica rookie


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Jurgen Klopp finds himself in the enviable position of not having to do too much tinkering to a squad that won the club’s sixth European Cup. That’s why reports connecting Liverpool to the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Nicholas Pepe have so far been played down. But one name that refuses to go is away is that of Bruno Fernandes. After scoring 31 goals for Sporting Lisbon last season, the Portugal midfielder has also been linked with Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. But if the bookies are to be believed, Liverpool are the favourites to sign the 24-year-old. Now the word coming out of Anfield is that the club will not be spending big this summer. But it was only a year ago that Reds boss Klopp was attempting to boost his attacking midfield options with the signing of Nabil Fekir - and if there is one area you could suggest his side could improve, it is the amount of goals they score from the middle of the park, although the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should help with that. But the special guest of this podcast, Alex Goncalves, believes the Reds would be wise to follow up their reported interest in Fernandes. Alex is a Portuguese football expert and the creator of the TugaScout.com website. And as well as giving the lowdown on Fernandes, he also tells Paul Wheelock about the Benfica rookie who has also been linked with a move to Liverpool, plus the future of Rafael Camacho, and whether Klopp and his Premier League managerial counterparts have missed a trick by not going after Joao Felix.

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