Liverpool tipped to sign star Trent's hailed 'non-human' after source's update - pundit
Kevin Phillips has tipped Wolves winger Adama Traore to sign for Liverpool in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Sunderland and England striker is adamant the 25-year-old “would jump at the chance” to move to Anfield.
Traore has just over 18 months left on his contract at Molineux.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider (30 November) that the Reds are on alert after Wolves reduced their price tag for the Spain international to £18-20million.
Bruno Lage’s side are willing to sell the winger to fund a permanent move for loan star Hwang Hee-chan.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Traore’s future, Phillips said: “I think that deal will happen.
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“Traore would jump at the chance to join Liverpool. You do not turn that opportunity down, even if you are going to sit on the bench a little bit. Traore has been at Wolves a while now.
“From Liverpool’s point of view, £20million is a good price for player who can hurt teams from the bench. He is what he is though, he can also frustrate the hell out of you.
“As an impact player I think he’d be a good signing though. I think for £20million it is a good deal all round.”
In an interview with Goal last season, Trent Alexander-Arnold heaped praise on Traore.
He said: “It’s almost not human the way he can change direction and go. I’ve never felt so powerless against someone.”