Liverpool have ‘a lot of Bellingham alternatives’ for January at Anfield

Liverpool ‘would like’ to sign a new midfielder before the January transfer window closes, journalist Dean Jones has informed GiveMeSport.

Jurgen Klopp has already brought in winger Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven this month, but the Reds’ frailties in the engine room were once again exposed when they fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brentford.

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The Athletic previously reported how Liverpool are ‘certainly’ in the mix for Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham as Klopp is a ‘huge admirer’ of his.

However, with the England international believed to be valued at around £130 million, a January move appears to be off the cards.

Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez was also said to be a target for Liverpool following his outstanding exploits at the World Cup, but Premier League rivals Chelsea have seemingly won the race for his signature.

And now The Telegraph are claiming that the Anfield outfit are ‘exploring a deal’ for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Matheus Nunes, who is valued at £44m.

Nunes only arrived at Molineux from Sporting CP in a £38m deal over the summer but could be on the move once more as Klopp desperately tries to address his midfield woes.

What has Jones said about Liverpool?

Thiago is the only senior central midfielder that Liverpool have signed since the summer of 2018, leaving them short of strength in depth in the middle of the park.

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Jones has told GMS that ‘there are a lot of options’ still available to them in the market, though, and that they desire a much-needed acquisition in that area of the pitch.

He said: “I think there are a lot of options still on the table for Liverpool and bearing in mind they’re not going to get Bellingham in January, and they do want, or they would like at least, a midfielder to come in this month.”

Would Nunes be a good signing?

Nunes established himself as one of the top players in Portuguese football during his time with Sporting, registering 17 goal contributions in 101 appearances.

The Portugal international also claimed one league title and two league cups with the capital club before making the switch to Wolves, although he has struggled to find his best form since.

In 16 outings for the Midlanders, Nunes has failed to find the back of the net and has only set up a single strike for his teammates.

Therefore, relying on Nunes to address the major issues in Liverpool’s midfield may be seen as a risk by Klopp, and he may be better off signing a more proven talent at this level.

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