Report: Klopp banks on three Liverpool players to massively improve, won't sign anyone as a result
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Report: Klopp banks on three Liverpool players to massively improve, won't sign anyone as a result

According to reports, Jurgen Klopp rules out a transfer in midfield this summer because of his faith in three young players.

This comes from the Athletic. They claim that Jurgen Klopp rules out a transfer in midfield this summer because he doesn’t want to block the pathway for three youngsters.

Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Fabio Carvalho are the trio. Klopp apparently expects them to offer a lot more this season – ‘key contributions’ is how the article puts it.

That would be a major step up for the first two. Jones and Elliott each provided brilliance in flashes last season but fell short of ‘key contributions’. A lot of that came down to Klopp simply leaving out his younger players over the second half of the season.

Carvalho, of course, is a new signing. He arrives from the Championship, however, and lacks any real experience at the top level. Still, Klopp clearly believes that the Portuguese playmaker will immediately start providing quality this season.

Jurgen Klopp rules out midfield transfer

Now, we do think that this will be a big year for attacking midfielders at Liverpool. The arrival of Darwin Nunez should see to that, with the lack of a False 9 placing the responsibility on midfielders to link play with the attack.

Jurgen Klopp (R), manager of Liverpool FC looks on as Harvey Elliott controls the ball during the open training session ahead of the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at National Stadium on July 14, 2022 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jones, Elliott and Carvalho are the most obvious players of that type at the club. It means placing that responsibility on these three and believing they can step-up to levels we haven’t consistently seen.

The talent is certainly there. Jones put in some wonderful displays last season and at his best, he’s a fantastic attacking midfielder. Elliott was simply phenomenal before his injury a year ago, too – recapture that form and he’ll be a star.

The early signs on Carvalho are incredibly promising, too. While not signing a more experienced attacking midfielder is a risk, the best-case scenario of all three players fulfilling their potential is too exciting to ignore.

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