Liverpool didn’t add any quality midfielders to their squad ahead of the new season till now. And it looks like they won’t. Many questioned the manager Jurgen Klopp‘s decision on not reinforcing in the middle of the pitch. However, Klopp retaliated by saying they have decent ones in his squad only.
There are a number of signings, both ways for Liverpool this season in their attacking depth. Sadio Mane left for Bayern Munich, and Origi and Takumi Minamino followed suit to other clubs. However, Klopp and Co. quickly signed Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez from Fulham and SL Benfica respectively.
Changes in that midfield position in recent times got quite sluggish for the Anfield outfit. However, reports previously linked Jude Bellingham to join the Klopp brigade. But that search halted for at least a year.
Now Klopp pointed out two talented youngsters in their squad who can bolster their midfield depth – Tyler Morton and Harvey Elliot. In a recent interview with Sky Sports, he said:
“I know people think we should have signed a midfielder… actually we have.”
“People forget that Harvey Elliot was our best player in the first four matches of last season and then he got a bad injury. But we brought in Carvalho, who is incredibly interesting. Also Tyler Morton, who is definitely making the next steps. He played good games for us at No.6. However he is actually a No.8.”
The German manager also mentioned the current quality he has in the midfield. He further continued:
“We then have all the other boys. At the beginning of last season, we struggled a little bit. Hendo (Jordan Henderson) was out with injury, Thiago, Naby (Keita) too. If they all stay fit, we have an incredible amount, but also incredible football players there with all that you need, creativity, hard-working, box to box, it’s all in, we just have to use it in the right way.”
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