Liverpool fans may be feeling rather anxious ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at Anfield, with memories of Steven Gerrard’s slip still in the minds of supporters.
The Reds are a completely different side to the one that played the Blues five years ago, so Jurgen Klopp will be praying that his side can keep the pressure on Manchester City.
Although, one thing that has been on supporters’ minds recently is James Milner’s future, as his contract is set to expire in the summer transfer window and he hasn’t been at this best this season.
Indeed, the Englishman is now 33-years-old and his age has been clear to see on the field at times this season, with his pace letting him down when he operates at full-back for the Reds. But, it’s safe to say that his main position has been in the middle of midfield, so finding a replacement that can operate in that position will be key.
Interestingly, it appears as if the Reds already have the perfect replacement at their disposal in the form of Curtis Jones, who currently plays for the Under-23 side.
Jones is arguably one of the most promising players at the club at this moment in time and he’s already managed to make an FA Cup appearance, which came against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He operates in the middle of midfield and he’s produced six goals and two assists this season, so it’s clear to see he can offer something in the final third.
The youngster would be the perfect replacement for Milner as he has the ability to pick defence-splitting passes, he can drive past players with his pace and he has the dribbling ability to wriggle his way out of tight situations. Indeed, the best thing about bringing in Jones as his replacement would be that he can offer something different in the final third, which has been a big issue for the Reds this season as they’ve lacked creativity.
Liverpool fans haven’t seen much of him and Premier League teams won’t know what to expect from him, so he could be a secret weapon next season for the Reds.
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