Ex-Liverpool star names ideal Wijnaldum replacement: “I’d do everything in my power to get him into the club”

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Former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp has urged his old side to bring in Youri Tielemans this summer to strengthen their midfield.

The 48-year-old suggested that the club is currently short on options in the middle of the park, after Jurgen Klopp fielded a combination of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner against Norwich.

The German did bring on Fabinho later in the clash, with the Brazilian making a marked difference on the game.

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It has to be said that we currently are waiting on the likes of Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara, beyond the ex-Monaco man, to gain fitness for the season.

As things stand, our strongest midfield three is still a force to be reckoned with, though there are concerns over their durability over the course of a campaign.

Having lost Gini Wijnaldum, we don’t have a midfielder that Klopp can genuinely rely upon for the entire term; a concern exacerbated by the reality of the injury-prone nature of our backup options.

That being said, we just can’t see Tielemans being the solution – mainly for financial reasons, given that the Belgian international is likely to set a potential suitor back well in excess of £50m.

You can catch the clip below, courtesy of Sky Sports:

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