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Klavan gone: These 2 Liverpool youngsters must be trusted to replace him

Klavan gone: These 2 Liverpool youngsters must be trusted to replace him

Ragnar Klavan has left Liverpool and their exciting new side despite the close of the window in England. Indeed, the centre-back has left Anfield to join up with Serie A side Cagliari after falling behind the likes of Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. 

The 32-year-old has moved for a fee believed to be in the region of £2m. The Estonia captain had joined the Anfield outfit in July 2016 from German club Augsburg and barely featured as a first-choice, though will be remembered for fairly stoic service.

Being a veteran player aged 32, Klopp was likely happy to see the Estonian move on in order to freshen up the squad at Liverpool as they attempt to win their first ever Premier League title.

So, with that in mind, these are TWO young players he must trust now Klavan has exited the club…

Conor Masterson

The 19-year-old, from County Kildare in Ireland, signed for Liverpool from Lucan United for a fee of £900,000 on his 16th birthday.

He has plenty of caps for the Republic of Ireland at youth level. A composed and strong modern-day defender, now 19-years-old, the Irishman will be desperate for a taste of Premier League football.

The relatively unknown youngster is rated so highly by Jurgen Klopp he named him on the bench for Liverpool’s away leg at Manchester City last season.

Klavan’s exit has surely elevated the position of Masterson at Anfield.

Joe Gomez

The exit of Klavan shows how highly Jurgen Klopp must rate the young 21-year-old defender Joe Gomez.

Liverpool signed Gomez in 2015 for a fee of £3.5m from Charlton Athletic. Last season, he made 23 Premier League appearances. Now Klavan has departed, Gomez is surely set to play a starring role at Anfield for many years to come.

The player, who has been through the youth ranks at England all the way through to the senior level, is a very composed player. His sense of calmness and positioning means he is a safe bet at the back, and he rarely makes mistakes.

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