Date: 3rd January 2023 at 12:03pm
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Liverpool’s hopes of securing a place in the Champions League qualification places this season were dealt a blow on Monday as they were beaten 3-1 by Brentford. 

The Bees took an early lead courtesy of an Ibrahima Konate own goal, before Yoane Wissa doubled the hosts’ lead in West London.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to have given The Reds hope of a comeback when he scored in the second half, but Bryan Mbeumo made sure it was Brentford that were victorious by adding a third goal in the closing stages.

Liverpool fans were hoping to see new signing Cody Gakpo in action, but they will have to wait until their game against Wolves in the FA Cup to see the Dutchman make his debut.

In the meantime, it appears that The Reds are plotting another statement signing, with a bid lined up for the end of the season.

According to The Telegraph, Liverpool are exploring a deal to sign Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes.

The Portuguese was linked with a number of clubs last summer, prior to his move to Wolves, and it has also been reported that the player was in talks with the Merseyside outfit before moving to Molineux.

Nunes could be leaving Wolves despite only joining the club six months ago

It is claimed that Liverpool had an agreement with the player last summer, and they will therefore return for him at the end of the current season.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to add at least one midfielder to his squad, with Jude Bellingham said to be his number one target, although the club are reportedly now considering other targets in case the England international proves too expensive.

Nunes would reportedly cost Liverpool £44 million and, although a deal may be agreed this month, the player would not move to Anfield until the end of the season.

Since joining Wolves for a club record fee last summer, Nunes has failed to make a significant impact at his new club.

The 24-year-old has featured in 14 of Wolves’ 15 games since his arrival, but he has largely failed to recreate the form that he showed for former side Sporting Lisbon.

Wolves could therefore be open to selling him, especially if they received a fee higher than the amount that they paid for him just six months ago.

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