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Liverpool reportedly won't sign a midfielder; Curtis Jones could step up

Liverpool are heading into the summer transfer window with fans desperate for movement. This season was a disaster but injuries are to blame for most of our problems. If Liverpool don’t sign a midfielder this season then Curtis Jones could be set for a major role in the side.

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Gini Wijnaldum departure

This summer will see Gini Wijnaldum leave the club on a free transfer.

The Dutchman signed for Liverpool in 2016 from Newcastle United.

Since this move he became a modern day icon at the club.

This icon status was achieved through huge goals in huge games – who can forget his brace against Barcelona? As well as his determined pressing and perpetual availability.

The Dutchman was a nigh on ever-present under Jürgen Klopp and as a result his successor has massive shoes to fill.

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Liverpool won’t sign a midfielder

There have been numerous reports on the Reds’ transfer plans.

Various sources have claimed that Liverpool won’t sign a midfielder this summer.

The Independent is one of a multitude of outlets to claim that the club will focus their resources elsewhere.

A forward is thought to be a priority, along with new contracts for key stars such as Fabinho, Alisson Becker and the front three.

Curtis Jones set for major role

If Liverpool don’t sign a midfielder this summer then we can expect Curtis Jones to take on more responsbility.

The Scouser started 13 Premier League games and made 11 appearances from the bench this term.

He also started five games in the Champions League, notching a goal and two assists.

The 20-year-old academy product may be asked to step up next term.

Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can’t stay fit long enough to hold down a place in the side.

Therefore, it could be the Scouser’s turn in the spotlight with a Gini shaped hole to fill in the midfield.

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