Paul Ince praised Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Adama Traore after his performance against Liverpool on Thursday night.
The 23-year-old lit up Molineux with his dazzling display in the Premier League fixture, but ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline.
Wolves once again went head-to-head with the league’s runaway leaders, who stretched their advantage at the top back to 16 points with a win and remain unbeaten too.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson opened the scoring with a header from a corner in an eye-catching game between the teams that was fast-paced.
Wolves equalised in the second-half when Raul Jimenez expertly headed in a cross from winger Traore, but Roberto Firmino popped up with a late winner for the visitors.
Ince feels that Traore has really found a home now at Wolves and is beginning to flourish.
“He looks like he’s found his home, being at Barcelona at a young age going to Aston Villa then to Middlesborough. He’s come here and the fans are excited, everyone is excited about him,” Ince said on BT Sport 1 (10:10pm, 23 January).
“It’s just that final end production, we know he’s going to beat the full-back but can he deliver. He takes bums off seats and that’s the most important thing for me.”
Traore didn’t have everything fall into place for him last year during his first season at Wolves, but he’s improved so much and he looked a class act against Champions League holders Liverpool in midweek.
The Spanish right-winger has now added end product to his blistering pace and he can be unplayable at times.
He now has five goals and 10 assists across all competitions for Wolves, which makes him one of the most influential figures in Nuno Espirito Santo’s team.