Traore experienced a disappointing season at Wolves, managing just two goals and two assists, which reflects how Wolves’ season went, finishing in a lowly 13th, their worst finish since returning to the top flight in 2018.
Is Traore good enough for a top-four club?
Liverpool have made just the sole signing this summer, bringing in Ibrahima Konate, but after they failed to score in eight league games last season, Jurgen Klopp could turn to Traore, who is available for a much lower fee compared to last summer.
O’Rourke explained where Liverpool stand on potentially signing Traore.
“I was told last summer Traore was very high on Jurgen Klopp’s wanted list even before they signed Diogo Jota, who they ended up signing – and obviously, he had a good first season at Anfield.
“Traore’s definitely been on the radar, he will probably suit Liverpool’s style of play with the way that they like to play on the break and then get forward quickly and sort of exploit teams on the counter-attack, so Traore would definitely fit the bill.
“He still hasn’t signed a new contract at Wolves, which has been ongoing for several months now, and that’s probably left Wolves a bit unstable.”
TIF Thoughts on Liverpool’s interest in Traore…
Something that may convince Wolves to sell Traore is that he is still yet to sign a new contract, despite it being reported he was close to agreeing one for months now. Considering he only has two years left on his current deal, this could be why they’re willing to accept much lower than the reported £70 million they wanted last summer.
Traore would be the second winger to join Liverpool from Wolves in two years by following in Diogo Jota’s footsteps, and if the Reds wanted to inject some pace and willingness to dribble into their side, Traore could be their man as he attempted and completed the most dribbles in the Premier League last season, so few defenders would likely welcome facing him if he enters the pitch late in a game.