Aiming for a generational change from experienced players such as Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Fabinho, and Nabi Keita, Liverpool has successfully replaced its midfielders by acquiring Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.
Combined with the development of young players such as Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones, the new season is off to a good start.
Reinforcements at center back, right back, and a successor to Mohamed Salah will be priorities for the future, but we cannot rule out the possibility that the team will have plenty of midfielders in case of injuries or other problems.
Former Tottenham midfielder Darren Bent, who scored many goals for Charlton during his playing days and has experience playing for England, is aiming for Liverpool to recover from last season, while England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who has not started for Manchester City, is expected to further strengthen the team.
“I think Kalvin Phillips would have been disciplined enough to just sit there and know his role [if Liverpool signed him],”
“He’s a good player, he’s not going to make them weaker. He could make them stronger because Mac Allister could then move into his natural position, although I really like Curtis Jones, I think he’s doing a great job.”TalkSPORT
The former Leeds United midfielder joined the Premier League champions in last summer’s transfer window, but has played only 25 games, hampered by the too-high barriers of Spanish midfielder Rodri.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold’s use of midfield and Jude Bellingham’s rapid development, his position in the national team is also in jeopardy, and regular appearances for the team are a personal challenge.
He was also rumored to be leaving Manchester this summer, but decided to stay at City in search of competition at the club.
However, two consecutive years of less playing time is a waste for a player who is 27 years old and in the prime of his career.
Not only Liverpool, but many clubs are expected to target the proven defensive midfielder in the Premier League, and if his current situation continues, he will inevitably become a popular issue in next summer’s transfer market.