A couple of keepy-ups and a no-look pass from Vitinha in the build-up to this Porto goal last night.
The temerity of it all. Bloody wonderful stuff.
— These Football Times (@thesefootytimes) March 7, 2022
Anfield Watch Verdict
Vitinha is a decent footballer. The midfielder has scored three goals and registered three assists in 38 appearances for Porto this season.
Vitinha has also been averaging a WhoScored player rating of 7.14 across the 2021-22 campaign.
Porto manager Sergio Conceicao is certainly a fan of how the 22-year-old has been playing this season.
“It’s normal that people see Vitinha standing out with his assists or ball recoveries,” the 47-year-old said earlier this month, as quoted by PortuGOAL.net.
“He’s in excellent form. He’s a fabulous player, with technique and quality, he’s improved his long-range passing, and the timing of when to release the ball. At the moment he is a complete midfielder. We have a player whose presence fills the pitch.”
The aforementioned statistics and comments highlight that Vitinha is a player with a good future ahead of him. Therefore, we would not be against Liverpool making a move for the Portugal international.
Also, the Reds are technically a midfielder short. The club never replaced Gini Wijnaldum. The Dutchman joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer.
With that being the case, Liverpool would be wise to sign Vitinha. But, only time will tell if the Reds are genuinely interested in him.
For the time being, we are simply going to sit back and enjoy the remainder of the season. Liverpool are in the hunt for the Premier League title, Champions League and FA Cup. There is a lot to be excited about.