With Liverpool commanding a dominant position is English and European football again, a question could be asked of ‘how does Klopp keep this momentum going?’
So, we’ve decided to play Devil’s Advocate and tempt fate a little bit. Indeed, while the Reds are far from perfect, they certainly have an exciting young core and the thought of it developing further must be hugely exciting to those at Anfield.
A look to the future
Little is expected to change in the defensive lineup – which has proven to be solid in recent times – consisting of record signing goalkeeper, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Andrew Robertson. However, with an ageing midfield and a forward line that will undoubtedly attract behemoth clubs in the transfer market, there are potential places up for grabs for the Red’s best youngsters.
Here are three players that could fill the void:
With James Milner heading towards the twilight of his career, the Reds are likely going to be looking at wonderkid, Curtis Jones, to fill the void. The 17-year-old, who featured in the Merseyside derby squad in April, and Liverpool’s pre-season meeting with Borussia Dortmund, has been quoted by Klopp as being “very mobile” and “good at dribbling” (as per liverpoolfc.com). Jones’ ability in front of goal is also something Liverpool fans can get excited about, marking his final season in the u18 squad with 15 goals and 6 assists in 29 games. Naby Keita, 23, and Fabinho, 24, who are both evidently class players, look to fill in the extra two midfield spots when they acclimatise to the pace of Premier League football.
The quality of Welsh youngster, Ben Woodburn, is no secret. The attacking player is one of the most promising talents on Liverpool’s books, having netted in the Reds’ defeat of Leeds in 2016, and becoming the club’s youngest goalscorer in the process, he followed up his momentous achievement with an international debut goal against Austria.
Liverpool are not short of attacking options, however, when the time finally arrives, there is no better candidate than English youngster, Rhian Brewster. Netting successive hat-tricks for the Three Lions in their successful Fifa Under-17 World Cup campaign, the Liverpool man has rightfully earned the attention of the football world as a one-to-watch talent. He’s known for his versatility around the forward line, strong work ethic, technical ability, and physicality.
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