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Three 21st Century Liverpool players we would love in Klopp's team

You all best get used to this. This is what we have to do when there’s no footy. We have to sit around and think about all the old football, ponder all the great players and goals we saw, rewatching hour after hour of Premier League years. We give you three 21st Century Liverpool players we would love to see working under Jürgen Klopp. Steven Gerrard is excluded because he is just far too obvious.

We list three 21st century Liverpool players we’d love to see under Jürgen Klopp. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Xabi Alonso

The easiest one by a mile. If possible I would write a weekly eulogy to Xabi Alonso. The Spaniard is one of the classiest midfielders the club has ever had.

During his time at Anfield, Alonso established himself as one of the world’s best passers of a ball. The playmaker would regularly thread balls through that simply weren’t there, his vision was unparalleled.

Unfortunately he was sold to Real Madrid with Rafa Benitez having to work within an incredibly restrictive budget. He would be the perfect second holding player if Klopp were to switch to a 4-2-3-1 next season.

Alvaro Arbeloa

Whilst this may appear to be a rogue shout, having Arbeloa in our current squad would be of great use to Jürgen.

Trent is the best full back in the world right now but he has no cover, no competition. There are also certain games when it would be useful to have a more defensively minded right back available.

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Alvaro Arbeloa was an incredible defender during his time on Merseyside, having him available for when the boss wants to just grind out a result would be a useful option to have.

Luis Suarez

A controversial character but undoubtedly one of the most talented players the Anfield crowd has ever been lucky enough to watch.

The Uruguayan turned football into theatre during his spell at the club, he transformed what we could expect from a trip to the game.

His skill, vision, finishing ability and work rate make him the ideal Jürgen Klopp striker. Throwing Suarez into this front three would be utterly lethal.

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