Jamie Carragher believes Neco Williams, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott are three Liverpool players who could assert themselves in the first-team next season.
Jurgen Klopp has already confirmed that the Reds will be cautious in the transfer market this summer, admitting: “Covid has of course influenced both sides with ins and outs, that is completely normal.
“It’s just not likely that it will be the most busy summer in the world. But maybe at a later point in the year, if the transfer window is still open and we know more, then maybe something could happen.”
Chief executive Peter Moore admitted in April that there was “a massive downturn in revenue” while outgoings remained throughout the crisis and, if the champions as as good as their word, there will not be a huge change in personnel this summer.
That means that Klopp will be looking to rely on some of his talented youngsters and Carragher has picked out a trio who could step up for the Reds.
“It’s still maybe a bit early for some of them who are really young,” Carragher told Sky Sports on Thursday night.
“But you think of Harvey Elliott, who is only 17. Neco Williams and Curtis Jones as well. They’ll probably be squad players. We talk about managers giving young players a chance, but we also say clubs need to invest.
“It’s very hard for clubs to get that balance right but Jurgen Klopp has done that superbly this season. He’s given the youngsters plenty of opportunities in cup competitions and they haven’t let him down.”
KLOPP DEFENDED BY KEANE
Meanwhile, Roy Keane has defended Klopp’s spiky post-match interview with Sky Sports after his Liverpool side were thumped 4-0 by Manchester City.
“It’s human nature. You’re gonna be slacking off. I was fortunate enough to play in some good teams where you won the league with two games to go, and you do switch off,” Keane told Sky Sports at full time.