Liverpool legend John Barnes has urged Liverpool to hijack Chelsea’s move for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
The 21 year old midfielder was named the Best Young Player of the World Cup after playing a key role in Argentina’s World Cup success.
Liverpool hijacked Manchester United’s move for Netherlands international Cody Gakpo and Barnes wants Jurgen Klopp to hijack Chelsea’s move for Fernandez.
Speaking to Bonus Code Bets, Barnes said: “Of course, there’s talk about Enzo Fernandez from Argentina. I think if we can get the players we want, yes but if you’re doing it for the sake of buying players, then no.
“If you can get Jude Bellingham, for example, that’s great. I don’t know whether that’s a possibility. Maybe it is.”
Barnes continued: “The club should try to get the players it’s been tracking for a long time rather than looking at a player who did well in the World Cup, where it’s six-seven games.
“I don’t think that big clubs do that. If they get a player that suits them and they want. Fernandez would suit the profile of midfield players for Liverpool.
“So it’s not a question of whether they should sign or shouldn’t sign. You should sign the right players. If the right time is now, yes you should do it. If the right player is someone else, then you should wait rather than buy just for the sake of it.”