Liverpool played 11 v 11 in training on Monday and the session gave us a glimpse of an exciting midfield prospect. We may even see it when the Premier League returns.

The Reds trained at Anfield on Monday and played some 11 v 11, according to the Liverpool Echo. There haven’t been many opportunities to do that for two months, of course, but Premier League football does appear to be near.

Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson track Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

And as Liverpool prepared for it, one of the respective XIs caught our eye. The Echo believes one of the team was the following:

Alisson; Williams, Hoever, van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Keita, Jones; Elliott, Mane, Firmino.

We’ve got to say, we love the look of that midfield. Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Curtis Jones comes across as a wonderfully attacking midfield and one we think has a ton of potential.

 

You’ve got Keita in there, for one, and in a role that might benefit him. He can play a little more box-to-box and without the pressure of being the main creative midfielder.

Jones in the middle is certainly where we see his future and again, this is the kind of setup that would suit him. He’s not bundled with all the creative pressure but has enough of it to help him thrive. We see him as that kind of player, after all.

Then you’ve got the captain behind them – exactly what you need with two players still trying to find their way at the club. Henderson is more than that, though, as he’s also someone who can find the more attacking midfielders in dangerous positions.

Curtis Jones in Liverpool training.

Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

This is the kind of setup that you don’t usually get to see with Liverpool. It’s risky and puts pressure on players who aren’t quite ready. There’s a reason Jurgen Klopp can wait months before using a new signing, after all. He doesn’t like pressure on players who aren’t ready.

But with the title all-but sewn up and a need for rotation when football returns, we really hope we can see this training midfield in action.

Have something to tell us about this article?