Following a difficult start to the season, it was widely expected that Liverpool would be very busy in the January transfer window and to further fuel such a belief – manager Brendan Rodgers had hinted that he would be reinforcing his squad by bringing in at least a couple of new faces to the club.
Much to the surprise of many though, Liverpool have been very quiet this month on the transfer front and have not conducted any business so far.
Nonetheless, there is still a couple of days remaining before the January transfer window slams shut and it is believed that the Reds will ramp up their pursuit for top targets within the next 48-72 hours.
Bittencourt being linked with Liverpool
As a result, reports linking a host of names to Liverpool continue to intensify and it has now been claimed that the Reds are eyeing a sensational double swoop for exciting young duo Leonardo Bittencourt and Ruben Neves.
Bittencourt is a talented young midfielder who has been creating waves with his wonderful performances for Hannover this season and now according to reports from the Bild, Liverpool are said to have expressed their interest in the 21-year old.
Having been encouraged by the promise Emre Can has shown at Anfield, Rodgers is believed to be interested in investing in the German market once again and the reports have claimed that the Liverpool boss will be looking to make a swoop for Bittencourt in the coming days.
Neves courted by Liverpool
Another player whom Rodgers has been linked with a swoop is Portuguese sensation Ruben Neves. Despite being only 17, Neves has already managed to establish himself as a regular for Porto and has since been hailed as the most exciting young player to have emerged from Portugal in recent times.
A calm influence in midfield, Neves has been showing maturity beyond his tender age and has been compared to Barcelona superstar Sergio Busquets due to their similar playing style.
Given Rodgers’ affinity for players who are good passers of the ball, it has been no surprise to see the Liverpool courting Neves but if indeed the Reds are to tempt the young man away from the Estádio do Dragão – they will have to activate his release clause which is around a whopping £29million.