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Paul Merson suggests Wolves sign Dele Alli in January

Wolves suffered a heartbreaking late defeat against Liverpool at Molineux this afternoon.

Divock Origi netted a stoppage time winner for the Reds who snatched a 1-0 win which had their bench in raptures celebrating.

Paul Merson was covering the game for Sky Sports Soccer Saturday and said that Wolves defended well but criticised their lack of goal threat.

Jeff Stelling asked him what he would do if he was in charge at Wolves during the transfer window and he suggested a swoop for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.

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“They need a midfield player who is prepared to run past Jimenez, like a third man running,” said Merson when asked what Wolves need in the January transfer window.

“Neves, Moutinho, they’re all players who spray the ball left and right. They need someone who will run. That might cause problems. At the moment they don’t really look like scoring. 12 in 15 games, that’s not good enough.

“They need a midfield player who is going to nick a few goals. You know what? That might be Dele Alli. If he can get his mojo back, he might be the right call.

“I don’t know too many players that have got that Dele Alli X Factor about them when he’s on his game. He’s prepared to run beyond and can finish.”

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Dele has of course scored against Wolves already this season, in the first home match of the campaign when Spurs won 1-0 at Molineux.

But he has been on a decline since the 2018 World Cup, finding himself out of favour under various managers and unable to rediscover his form.

Wolves do need a central midfielder in the January window, but there have so far been no links with Dele, despite the fact he is far from an automatic first pick at present.

Wolves do need someone who can add a different dimension to their attack, but Dele would be a risk given the way his form and confidence has ebbed away over an extended period of time now.