The kids are alright

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    Instead of praising all our youth players individually I thought having a post about them all might make sense.

    We got so many exciting youth players at the club, Harvey Elliot looks like a player already at 16, Curtis Jones has been faultless in all his game time this season and just flown under the radar until now, Brewster who we all had our hopes pinned on has not been the revelation we hoped for but competition in his position is extremely rough.

    It looks like we got two decent prospect for both wingbacks as well, we got decent cover in midfield even though Chirivella is likely to leave for more game time but there is a decent player in there and he wants a career.

    With Klopp at the helm I can see a number of those players reaching their potential, I can see more talent coming in as we are the Fifa World Champions, we are bossing the league and we want number 7…

    Right now I’m not even sure that it would make much sense to buy Sancho for example when we got Harvey Elliot, why block his path and spend 100 million or more for only 2-3 years of more experience, added expectations and shit…

    If we need a replacement for Lallana next summer why not give Jones his first team number, the lad has shown that is reliable and more moments like his last one will make him the player he wants to be.

    The results make me wonder, we beat Arsenal in the league cup with a similar team, we never stood a chance against Villa but the experience was so good for the lads and now they step up again and deliver in the FA cup against Everton!

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    Razor
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    Personally think any move for Sancho would be a contingency plan if one of Salah or Mane were to move on. Personally wouldn’t trade in either but Sancho would by no means be a bad replacement and there would be a lot of merit for such a move. Elliot would probably move into the Shaqiri role over the next couple seasons. I think Jones will be the player replacing Lallana next season with Grujic as well coming back. Williams may well be the quality cover we need for TAA if he works on his game. Not sure what’s going to happen with Phillips but if Lovren were to move on in the summer he could well fill in the gap as the 4th choice. Its about time we started looking to the future academy wise given the strength of our first team.

    #1813901
    Red Herring
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    Personally, I would like to keep hold of Lallana or, at the very least, let the 12 month extension option be exercised. I thought he was amazing yesterday and he was the one that Klopp wanted to single out first and praise for his performance. He was a really key member of the squad before all the injury problems came along and, in the interim, the team (and shape) has evolved to the extent that he no longer finds himself as an automatic starter. It must be very difficult to be able to produce your best when you’re continually in/out for well over 2 years now; but yesterday showed us what he is still capable of. Davinci has never rated him (‘he just twirls around in circles’); which, in my book, defines him as a very useful inclusion to the squad.

    #1813916

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    I would offer him another year but I doubt it is up to the club or Klopp… Lallana wants more football and he will have achieved everything he has wished for here during his time except the league…

    If him and Lovren leave I would like another senior player in, I like youth but there needs to be a balance.

    Did we sign another 21 year old striker today?

    #1813937
    Razor
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    Signed for the reserves, presumably to replace Brewster if he’s going out on loan. Hasn’t played first team football in the lower leagues either so probably won’t see first team action for us anytime soon.

    #1820419

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    I really like Curtis Jones as well, he looks like a real prospect, its not that many central midfielders that have come up in recent times…

    #1824516

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    Another good performance by the lads, I still think Jones shines the most of them ATM. He got close control, seems to know where the empty goal is, can lay off a pass and his work rate is so good. A typical box to box midfielder, he ticks so many different boxes I cant call him a playmaker and he never sits and waits for the ball.

    Elliott impressed me as well, it’s amazing considering how young he is, he is operating at a much higher level than Sterling was doing at the same age.

    William’s was man of the match for me though, really good performance from him, with a bit more composure he could have had a goal or two.

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