By Frank McAvennie

11th Nov, 2022 | 5:00am

Liverpool told to U-turn on signing Joao Felix after news from Spain - pundit

Frank McAvennie has told Liverpool to think twice before pursuing a move for Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker suggested the 22-year-old would struggle for game time at Anfield given the wealth of options at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal.

Spanish media outlet Cadena SER reported on 3 November that Atletico Madrid are willing to listen to offers for Felix in the January transfer window.

According to A Bola, via Sports Witness (14 October), Liverpool are one of the clubs interested in signing the Portugal international.

Felix is under contract at the Metropolitano Stadium under the end of June 2026.

When asked by Football Insider if Felix would be a welcome addition for the Reds, McAvennie issued a three-word verdict: “Not for me.

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“For the money that would be involved, his stats are not good enough.

“I do not see him as a Liverpool player. [Mohamed] Salah has been playing more centrally of late and it suits him. I think [Darwin] Nunez is a wonderful talent. He is going to be a top player there for a long time. You have to think that they also have [Luis] Diaz and [Diogo] Jota.

“I do not see where Felix would fit in. I’m not sure he would get a game at Liverpool.”

Felix has had a mixed start to the 2022-23 campaign.

He has contributed three goals and three assists in 17 appearances across all competitions.

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