Jurgen Klopp will have a tough job in picking Liverpool’s best midfielder three next season if all his players are fully fit as they should be.

Liverpool won the Champions League final on Saturday and yet attention is already beginning to turn to the transfer window and how the Reds might line up in their first Premier League game next season.

There are two certainties: Fabinho and Jordan Henderson will be immediate starters as things stand.


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Adam Lallana is likely to leave this summer but that means that there are still four players challenging for the final midfield spot, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all vying for a starting role.

That’s before Klopp brings in fresh blood this summer, with the Reds linked with an £86m move for Sporting Lisbon’s brilliant captain Bruno Fernandes.


All things considered, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is Liverpool’s most balanced midfielder as he is great in attack and quite effective when the transition is made into defensive situations.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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It will likely be a case of Klopp switching the side up regularly depending on the opposition, with Naby Keita best suited for taking on the smaller teams that like to set up deep defensive lines.

His dribbling and eye for a pass make him the ideal choice to penetrate the most stubborn of sides. Then, you have Wijnaldum and Milner, who are big game experts.

Klopp is stacked in midfield and will need to make some tough choices next season but with the Reds set to take part in seven competitions, there will be plenty opportunities for each midfielder to play their fair share of games.

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