‘This type of player always interests us’: Liverpool coach Pepijn Lijnders reveals club are keeping tabs on Wolves star Ruben Neves

Liverpool coach Pepjin Lijnders has suggested his side are interested in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.

Neves has starred for Wolves since their promotion to the Premier League, helping them to an FA Cup semi-final and keeping them firmly in contention for a place in the Europa League.

He moved to Wolves from Porto in the summer of 2017 for £15.8million, although he would command a much higher fee if he were to join Liverpool.

Lijnders knows him well after they worked together in Porto’s youth teams before the coach joined Brendan Rodgers’ backroom staff in 2014.

And the Dutchman admitted that his style had caught the eye of those watching at Anfield.

Lijnders told O Jogo: ‘I know him very well, his ambition, his passion for the game, his professionalism.

‘I know what he gives to the team and this type of player always interests us.

‘I recognised him when I saw him at Wolves. I saw technique, professionalism; I saw the 2013-14 player I knew.’

Liverpool overcame Neves and Lijnders’ former side Porto in the first-leg of their Champions League clash on Tuesday night, winning 2-0.

They face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday as they keep up their push for the title.

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