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Liverpool should target Ruben Vinagre as Andy Robertson understudy

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Liverpool should target Ruben Vinagre as Andy Robertson understudy

Liverpool certainly have one of the world’s best left-backs right now in Andy Robertson, who has enjoyed a phenomenal rise to the top since he moved to Anfield from Hull City back in 2017.

The 26-year-old appears to have the full-back spot in the starting XI nailed down for the foreseeable future, but the Reds need to find a reliable understudy to him due to the sheer volume of fixtures.

There are some promising youngsters coming through from the academy that could be drafted in as regular senior players, but making a new signing in the transfer window could improve the squad even further.

Jurgen Klopp’s team should consider Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Ruben Vinagre, who was linked with the Merseyside giants back in 2019.

According to O Jogo in April 2019, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp showed an interest in bringing the left-back to Anfield.

 

Wolves signed Vinagre for £2million (Shropshire Star) after previously having him on loan and he’s a highly-rated young talent.

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Vinagre has played 28 senior matches across all competitions this campaign for Wolves, including an impressive individual display against Liverpool in the league.

The 20-year-old ticks a lot of boxes for the Reds considering his vast potential and his athleticism from wide areas, so putting him back on their radar makes sense.

He is a Portuguese full-back that is blessed with great pace and trickery going forward, which is why a wing-back role suits him down to the ground.

Liverpool should once again look at Vinagre as a possible target for next season and he would be the ideal back-up replacement for Robertson.

There is no doubt that Robertson could help Vinagre with the defensive side of his game and he would be a great young option for Klopp to develop.

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