Here are three Liverpool players we want to see much more from in 2021. It could be another golden year for the Reds if all goes to plan.
We can’t ask much more from Liverpool as we head into 2021. 2020 was successful, after all.
It started with a nice, comfortable stroll to the Premier League title. The Champions are delivering again this campaign, too, as they top the Christmas table once again.
That’s quite staggering, considering the injury crisis.
So perhaps we’re being greedy here but we think we can get even more out of this squad. So here are three Liverpool players we want to see more from in 2021.
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Things are promising with Takumi Minamino. It’s coming up on exactly a year since he joined and we got his best performance for the club just before Christmas.
Minamino scored his first Premier League goal against Crystal Palace in a great display overall from the Japan international.
Hopefully, this is just the start. Minamino is a player where his suitability for Liverpool is obvious but we just don’t see it quite click. He’s energetic, versatile, and technically sound – all qualities Liverpool love.
But despite that, we haven’t seen him affect many games. We still believe Minamino can be a key player in the Liverpool squad and, fingers crossed, he can consistently show that in 2021.
In truth, you could have put Keita on a list like this no matter when you wrote it over the last two and a half years. We’re still waiting for Keita to explode into life.
He’s a player with so much talent, who can conceivably do everything in midfield. Keita can pass, he’s a sensational dribbler, he can tackle, he’s got an engine – it just rarely all comes together.
When it does, Keita is incredible. It’s just all few and far between.
So as we head into 2021, we hope things finally come together on a consistent basis. Liverpool will have a devastating player if Keita kicks on.
Now, this is absolutely no reflection on the player himself. We just want to see more from Thiago because we literally haven’t seen much of Thiago.
Absences, in particular a long-term knee injury, mean the Spaniard played just 135 minutes before Christmas. That certainly wasn’t the plan.
Jurgen Klopp says he jokes that Liverpool should ‘sign Thiago for January’, for some perspective.
Liverpool signed a truly world-class player in Thiago. He’s arguably the world’s finest midfielders but months into his Anfield career, we’re still excited to see what he could bring.
So hopefully, we get an injury-free 2021 and see what Thiago can do. His best could well deliver more major success.