Liverpool have been planning for the future in recent windows. The Reds have brought in a number of teenage talents with a view to replacing first team stars down the line. With an eye on the future, one pundit has backed the Reds to line up another replacement. Garth Crooks believes Kalvin Phillips would be the perfect successor to Jordan Henderson.
Jordan Henderson in his prime
Liverpool signed Jordan Henderson nearly a decade go, bringing him in from Sunderland in 2011.
The midfielder’s first few years at the club were tough and at a point he was linked with a move to Fulham.
Since Jürgen Klopp took over we have seen the skipper hit his prime.
The ex-Black Cats man has matured under the tutelage of Klopp.
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Kalvin Phillips as Jordan Henderson successor
Garth Crooks has been at it again with his team of the week.
The BBC pundit selected Diogo Jota up top in his best XI from the weekend.
He also selected Leeds United’s anchor in the midfield, claiming that Kalvin Phillips would be an ideal successor to Jordan Henderson. Crooks wrote:
“Phillips can cover the ground, he’s not afraid to stick his foot in, and sees the pass.
“He doesn’t immediately grab your attention but given time you begin to realise the enormous contribution he’s making to the game.
“I think he’s the perfect replacement for Jordan Henderson and I don’t mean just for England.”
What RTK has to say
Kalvin Phillips has been mooted as a Jordan Henderson successor before.
The Leeds United man was linked with an Anfield move just over a month ago by The Mirror.
He would cost a pretty penny but if he is to succeed the skipper in the long term he could be worth the investment.
However, there is also the consideration that we could pick up a younger, cheaper alternative such as Eduardo Camavinga.