Klopp ‘delighted’ with two Liverpool players this summer; expecting big things next season – report

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All eyes have been on who could be arriving at Liverpool this summer but it seems that Jurgen Klopp has had other interests, including the performances of two of his current players.

As reported by James Pearce and Raphael Honigstein for The Athletic: ‘Jones and Elliott have been two of the standout performers at the Under-21 European Championship as they prepare for England’s semi-final with Israel today (Wednesday).

‘Klopp has been delighted to see them showcase their talent on the international stage and expects them both to kick on again next season’.

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With all this talk of Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister, as well as possible interest in other reported targets like Romeo Lavia and Khephren Thuram, it’s easy to forget how many other brilliant players we already have.

Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Stefan Bajcetic and even Trent Alexander-Arnold, are all options for the middle of our team in the new campaign.

To hear that the two representatives of the club in England’s Under-21 Euros squad are really impressing the manager, means that they should be in a good position to be handed minutes next season.

However, with nine players competing for three or four spaces in the team, there’s going to be a few that won’t be able to record many minutes.

That means it will all come down to form and, as confirmed by our latest arrival from Hungary, the boss will be looking for reasons as to why individuals deserve more chances over others.

That should breed a healthy level of competition within the squad and a chance for rotation in competitions like the Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup.

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  1. Elliott yes , Jones no no no won’t have it ,what the fk people see on him as got me beat!!!!

  2. You clearly didn’t see Jones play towards the end of last season. He now releases the ball more quickly, but more significantly, he presses correctly and with a more natural attitude towards doing it. In the new box midfield system, he is better suited to the role further up the field as that is where he has played the majority of his football. It’s often forgotten he is more of a forward than a midfielder. He has to accept a place in the team in the middle as he was never going to get in ahead of Mane, Salah and Firmino.

    1. He shouldn’t get on ahead of any of the new crop including Diaz, Nunez etc.

      He had a run of good games at the end of the season and was poor in the last 2.

      The pressure was more or less off the team for top 4 , it was a long shot with nothing to play for then and Trents move helped.
      Jones and Elliot should be warming the bench unless they become unplayable which I doubt.

      Klopp talked Elliot and Carvalho up last year as the midfield answer to not buying and sure we know how that turned out. An excuse because he hadn’t any more money.

      Talk is that’s the spend done unless someone leaves in defense or midfield. Although can’t see FSG forking out any more big money even if someone leaves.

      Two good players in fair enough but more needed.

      Gomez isn’t good enough and Matip will be more unreliable….as is Thiago if he stays.

      If that’s how it ends up then that’s not a transformational transfer window and par for the course for FSG…just do about enough to stop a rebellion in the fan base but not enough and always a dollar short

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