According to reports, Liverpool may explore making a bid for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Pedro Neto next year.
Jurgen Klopp supervised a midfield and attack revamp over the summer, with some of his longest-serving players departing Anfield.
However, Dominik Szoboszlai was the only player signed who can play in the front three, leaving Liverpool relatively short in that department.
That scenario could have become worse towards the close of the previous transfer window, when Mohamed Salah was given the opportunity to make a big-money move to the Saudi Pro League.
Instead, Liverpool chose to reject any proposals from the Middle East, passing up the chance to take more than £150 million for the Egypt international.
Nonetheless, with less than two years remaining on Salah’s deal, Liverpool may be forced to accept any offer that comes their way if he does not sign a contract extension.
According to FootballTransfers, attempts are being made to persuade Wolves to trade Neto.
The Portugal international has had an injury-plagued two years at Molineux, scoring one goal and assisting twice in 31 Premier League appearances in 2021-22 and 2022-23.
In stark contrast, Neto has emerged as one of the best players in England’s top flight this season, contributing one goal and four assists in seven games.
Neto, now 23, also raced half the length of the pitch to set up Wolves’ first goal, an own goal, against Manchester City at the weekend.
Arsenal have already been linked to the former Lazio youngster, but it appears that they will have stiff competition for his signature.
While no asking price has been proposed, Neto has a contract with Wolves until 2027, and it is accepted that any approach from Liverpool may have to be greater if they are to reclaim exorbitant sums for Salah.
Neto is in his fifth season with the West Midlands club, having scored 12 goals and assisted 17 times in 118 games across all competitions.