Gary O’Neil has moved to praise Pedro Neto again, following the winger’s latest display for Wolves against Liverpool.

Wanderers came away from Molineux empty-handed on Saturday.

Despite an amazing first-half display, Wolves lost 3-1 against the Reds.

It could have been so different had Wolves been more clinical in the final third.

Wanderers could have gone in 3-0 up at half-time, which would have given Liverpool a mountain to climb.

But Wolves scored just the one goal on the day through Hwang Hee-chan, which was set up by Neto.

And O’Neil has lavished more praise on the 23-year-old.

Gary O’Neil hails Pedro Neto after latest display for Wolves against Liverpool

Neto’s performance in the first-half against Liverpool was electric.

He was a constant threat for Wanderers.

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Joe Gomez, deputising for the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold, looked totally uncomfortable against the Portuguese.

Neto made the first goal for Hwang, which was his fourth assist of the season so far.

After the game, O’Neil lavished praise on the in-form attacker for what he’s shown since he came to the club as the new head coach.

He said (Express & Star): “Pedro has been absolutely magnificent since I’ve arrived.

“We’ve done a lot of work with him. Last year his performances were probably under what they should have been for a player of his quality, but he’s bought into everything we’ve asked of him and the improvement in him has been incredible.

“He’s willing to work every day and take on board what we ask. He looks like a really top player at the moment.”

O’Neil’s comments follow those of Max Kilman, who also heaped praise on Neto.

Neto on fire right now

Following the departure of some key players at Molineux, Neto is really stepping up to the plate so far.

It is as though he’s watched the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez leave and said to himself that he is going to be the new main man.

It’s been brilliant to watch him in these opening weeks.

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He actually looks somewhat like the player of old, before his injury problems, which is hugely encouraging.

Wolves fans will desperately hope he can keep it up.

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