It was last summer that Liverpool were first linked to FC Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.

The Portuguese media reported at the time that the Reds had approached the player’s agent, and then claimed the 21-year-old was on the Anfield side’s ‘shopping list’.

The rumours went a little cold once Vieira signed a new deal with Porto, protected until 2025 with a release clause worth €50m.

Now it turns out that following a great performance from the youngster, who scored a brace in the Dragons’ 3-0 win over Santa Clara on Monday evening, this rumour is brought back in a peculiar interview in the local media.

Antena 1 radio managed to have a chat with Fabio’s cousin, Mara Vieira, who’s a coach with Vilaverdense’s women’s team. She had a lot to say about the midfielder’s current form, and especially regarding Liverpool’s interest in bringing him to the Premier League.

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“If Klopp has already touched on Fabio’s name, as he has done with others, it’s because at Liverpool they are attentive to the younger ones,” Mara Vieira told Antena 1.

“From there, it’s a matter of waiting, but it seems to me that he’s doing well at FC Porto, which is also a high-level club. There is no great anxiety to change, unless a great opportunity arises.”