If you asked fans to name one of the best players outside of the established top six in the Premier League, Rúben Neves is a name you’d hear a lot.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers m was the star of the show for them when they earned their return to the Premier League and has since established him as a great player in the two years since.

A product of the Porto youth system, the midfielder has earned rave reviews from plenty, and one of those who is a big admirer is Liverpool coach Vitor Matos.

Matos worked with Neves during his time at the Portuguese club, watching his rise from a young teenage prospect to the captain of the Portuguese giants and the youngest ever captain in the Champions League.

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Like Neves, Matos now finds himself in the Premier League, but his admiration for the Wolves midfielder has not gone away.

And speaking in an interview with O Jogo, the Liverpool coach says the Wolves’ star midfielder is an example for all young players to follow.

“All who passed through there (Porto) made a great effort and were brilliant,” he told the newspaper.

“But Rúben Neves is a fantastic example. I saw him grow from 13 years old to be captain of the first team.

“In terms of mentality, what each individual’s belief is, he was top.

“If training was at 10:00 am, he was in the field at 9 am to train long passes, shots, free-kicks. This already existed within him.”