Liverpool will gain a sizeable financial advantage this summer thanks to Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones. The pair prove invaluable.
Liverpool have work to do this summer, of course. They’ll be coming off a disappointing Premier League campaign and will want to correct that.
Then there’s Gini Wijnaldum’s contract situation. He looks likely to leave for nothing, forcing the Reds to find a replacement.
The defence isn’t simple, either. Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will return from serious injuries – it’s unclear what state they’ll be in.
There’s a decision over Ozan Kabak, then. Do Liverpool make his move permanent?
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Finally, the attack needs work. Liverpool haven’t scored freely in 2021 and will want to boost things. Jurgen Klopp reportedly wants a new forward, for instance.
This will all cost a lot of money to get right. Fortunately, the Reds have two young stars who hand them an advantage.
Yes, Wijnaldum might leave but Liverpool have a squad replacement in Curtis Jones. The Scouser has been fantastic this season, consistently improving and showing first-team quality.
Now, Jones isn’t as good as Wijnaldum just yet. But he eases the need for a replacement – Liverpool can be flexible with their options, knowing Jones can step up.
They can potentially save some cash. Put some faith in Jones to keep improving and look for a squad player. They don’t need to immediately go for proven quality.
It’s a similar situation with Harvey Elliott. Liverpool reportedly see him as a replacement for Xherdan Shaqiri.
And he’s a free one. La Razon believes Shaqiri could go for £13m this summer – Elliott allows them to spend that money elsewhere.
At a time when money is tight, players like Jones and Elliott hand an advantage to Liverpool. They’re free replacements for players, meaning cash piles up for other areas.
That could make all the difference when Liverpool move for their primary targets this summer.