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Emile Heskey says Kalvin Phillips could be Jordan Henderson successor

Liverpool are going to have to rebuild the squad to an extent this summer. There are glaring issues in the side which need addressing and some key players could be on their way out. We also need to consider bringing in successors to ageing stars. Emile Heskey has told Rousing the Kop that Kalvin Phillips could be the ideal replacement for Jordan Henderson.

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Liverpool linked with Kalvin Phillips

This summer the Reds are expected to lose Gini Wijnaldum on a free transfer.

There are also doubts about the futures of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

As a result a midfielder or two will have to come in to plug the gaps.

Earlier this season The Mirror reported that Liverpool could move for Kalvin Phillips in the summer.

The outlet claimed that the Yorkshireman would be available for around £50m.

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Phillips is a product of the Leeds academy and he has been an undroppable presence in the side’s midfield for some years now.

Kalvin Phillips and Jordan Henderson

The Leeds United midfielder faces Liverpool this Monday night.

He is sure to be one of the leading lights for the hosts, we expect him to be barking orders at his teammates and keeping intensity high.

We asked Emile Heskey whether Kalvin Phillips could be the ideal replacement for Jordan Henderson, the ex-Anfield striker told Rousing the Kop:

“Looks it, young lad who knows his job. He’s very competent on the ball as well.

“You can know your job and not really know when you receive the ball how to play those penetrative passes. He has those passes. He has the dogged ability to get around the pitch and put in some tackles as well.

“He has every side of his game, whether you can get him is another thing.”

What RTK has to say

Liverpool signing Kalvin Phillips would be an exciting move.

It is a move which could be important given that Jordan Henderson is approaching the final years of his career.

Although the midfielder surely has quite a few seasons left in the tank how many of them will be as a starter is up for debate.

We’ll certainly be keeping a close eye on Phillips on Monday night.

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