Raphinha told he’d labour at Liverpool, as Reds touch base over Leeds trio

Liverpool are making ‘regular checks’ on a Leeds United trio that includes Raphinha, though the Brazilian has been told why an Anfield move may end up being a nightmare despite it being a “massive draw for him”.

Raphinha has quickly developed a reputation for being one of the Premier League’s most feared wingers. While he may not yet be matching the goals output of the likes of Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane, few could argue he isn’t equally as important to Leeds as that pair are to Liverpool.

The Whites have struggled in the early stages this season. If their poor form isn’t quickly arrested, they could be staring down the barrel of a relegation dogfight.

That is a far cry from the Champions League aspirations Raphinha recently revealed he held.

During the international break, the Brazil international said: “I am very happy at Leeds and hopefully we can play the Champions League.”

Those European ambitions may only be capable of being achieved via the aid of a transfer. Liverpool, more than most, have drawn particularly strong links with the forward.

However, speaking to online outlet Football Insider, former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell has warned Raphinha that an Anfield move may end up becoming a nightmare.

Campbell admitted joining Liverpool would be a “massive draw” for Raphinha. However, he stressed simply attaining regular starts with Mane, Salah, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota already on the books may be beyond him.

“I’m sure he won’t want to go anywhere as an impact sub,” said Campbell.

“Liverpool is a massive draw for him, of course it is. But, he is playing every week at Leeds. That is always the problem when you are a club like a Liverpool.

“It’s hard to keep all of these players happy if they are not playing regularly. They’ve got four players at the top end of the pitch now. They are all top-quality as well.

“Where does Raphinha fit in? It is a tough one. Klopp wants to have a strong squad and Raphinha would certainly strengthen it. I just struggle to see where he fits in.”

The outlet claim Liverpool are making ‘regular checks’ on Raphinha, as well as teammates Kalvin Phillips and…


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