Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Stewart reckons Adama Traore has the potential to be a “world beater” but needs to improve his end product if he wants to get into Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Spanish winger has been linked with a move to Anfield this summer as the Reds look to add reinforcements during the transfer window.
Liverpool are keen to sign a forward to manage the loss of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah who are both away on international duty for the African Cup of Nations midway through the upcoming season.
Traore is a name that continues to crop up as his future at Wolves remains up in the air under new boss Bruno Lage following the exit of Nuno Espírito Santo.
Traore took the Premier League by storm the season before last as his performances attracted attention from several big clubs, but he failed to replicate that form last term.
And Stewart, who played for Liverpool and Wolves, is worried that his lack of end product will stop him from reaching his world-class potential.
The 56-year-old also questions whether Traore is a good fit for Liverpool’s style of play as he is an out-and-out winger whereas Salah and Mane like to interchange and occupy multiple positions.
He told Transfer Tavern : “When I first watched him, I thought with that pace if he could have an end product he could be a world beater, but I haven’t seen that end product yet”.
“You look at the front three of Liverpool, they interchange, Salah comes in, Mane’s all over the place.
“I can’t see Traore being that because he’s a feet on the touchline type of man and then pace is his massive attribute.”
“When I first watched him, I thought with that pace if he could have an end product he could be a world beater, but I haven’t seen that end product yet”.