‘Half the price’ – Liverpool told to complete transfer of ideal Alexis Mac Allister partner

Ruben Neves is expected to leave Wolverhampton Wanderers for around £25million

Gabby Agbonlahor has urged Liverpool to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves this summer.

An overhaul is expected at Anfield in the coming months, with midfield identified as the key area for improvement. Losing Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves the Reds light in the engine room as Jurgen Klopp aims to revamp his side.

Talk regarding Alexis Mac Allister has ramped up after his teary farewell to Brighton supporters on Sunday. While the World Cup winner would be a welcome addition, Liverpool need more recruitments if they are to embark on a Premier League title charge next season.

Reports have suggested Wolves talisman Neves could be available for £25million. The Portuguese international is an instrumental figure at Molineux but, with one year left on his contract, continues to be linked with a summer switch.

There were suggestions the 26-year-old pushed for a move last year after five years at the Midlands outfit. Fast forward to the present and it appears likely Neves will get his move ahead of the new campaign.

The lack of Champions League football may prove a hurdle for Liverpool, with Neves outlining his desire to compete in UEFA’s elite competition earlier this month. Speaking to Football Insider, former Aston Villa striker Agbonlahor claimed the Reds are one of the few clubs that could bypass his European dream.

“He wants to play at a top club, and he’s said he wants to play in the Champions League,” he said. “Liverpool aren’t in that competition, but they’re a big club, a big draw – and I’m sure they can attract top players like him.

“I just can’t see him staying at Wolves. If you’re a starter for Portugal, you should be at a better club than Wolves. That’s no disrespect, but he’s better than them. Liverpool need midfielders, but they can’t quite afford (Moises) Caicedo or (Declan) Rice. But Neves, you could get him for half the price of those two – I’m sure.”