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Liverpool eyeing Sporting midfielder Pedro Goncalves

Reports stemming from Portugal have credited Premier League outfit Liverpool with an interest in Sporting winger, Pedro Goncalves.

Who is Pedro Goncalves?

The 22-year-old joined Sporting in the summer of 2020, following spells with Wolves and FC Famalicao.

During his time in England, Goncalves managed just one appearance for Wolves’ senior side.

However, after finding his feet at Famalicao, he has since gone on to seriously impress at Sporting.

In 36 outings for the Verde e Brancos this season, Goncalves has managed to net 20 goals, as well as providing five assists.

For a more in-depth look at Goncalves, check out the player profile 101 constructed here.

Liverpool linked with Pedro Goncalves

It was previously reported that Manchester United were looking at Goncalves.

Now though, as mentioned above, it appears another Premier League side are eyeing the Sporting star.

And that team, according to Goal, citing Portuguese outlet Record, is Liverpool.

Little information is given by goal, who simply write:

Liverpool are, according to Record, looking into a possible deal for Sporting midfielder Pedro Goncalves.

But, though Pedro looks to be a top talent, do Liverpool need to be targeting him?

Jurgen Klopp does not currently really use attack-minded midfielders in his system.

And though Pedro can play on the right-wing as well, he is naturally a CAM and looks to play his best football there. The youngster would also, of course, have to compete with Mohamed Salah if he was brought in as a winger by Liverpool.

So, given there does not appear to be a natural way for him to fit into Liverpool’s system, perhaps the Reds should turn their attentions elsewhere this summer.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 36 47 83
2 Manchester United FC 36 28 70
3 Leicester City FC 36 21 66
4 Chelsea FC 36 22 64
5 Liverpool FC 36 21 63
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 36 22 59
7 West Ham United FC 36 10 59
8 Everton FC 36 3 56
9 Arsenal FC 36 12 55
10 Leeds United 36 4 53
11 Aston Villa FC 36 7 49
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 36 -14 45
13 Crystal Palace FC 36 -21 44
14 Southampton FC 36 -16 43
15 Burnley FC 36 -18 39
16 Newcastle United FC 36 -19 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 36 -5 38
18 Fulham FC 36 -24 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 36 -37 26
20 Sheffield United FC 36 -43 20
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 22
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 17
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 17
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 16
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 16
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 13
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 13
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 12
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 12
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 11
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 11
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 10
Cavani, Edinson Manchester United FC 10
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 10

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