Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp He is committed to the summer rebuilding and advancement of his midfield. Harvey Elliott and its emergence Stefan Bajcetic It didn’t affect their plans.
Strengthening his forward line this season, Klopp is in the middle of the pitch where he wants to reinforce with Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season. Jude Bellingham its top priority.
19-year-old Elliott has been the only player to play in every game so far, while 18-year-old Bajcetic, who played for the under-21 jersey a year ago, has become an integral part of the first team since the beginning of the year. .
However, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita expected to leave at the end of their contracts this summer, and uncertainty over whether 37-year-old James Milner’s contract will be extended for another 12 months, there is still a lot of work to be done.
“We know exactly what we need. That hasn’t changed,” Klopp said.
“But I wouldn’t say Stefan was already involved in all these talks when we started planning in September/October, but of course he is now – it would be crazy if he wasn’t.
“He is a top player and we are really happy that we have to improve the defense, but his contribution to defense is really interesting for any football team.
“He’s a really smart player with his position, good vision, good vision, good technique, but we need players, we can’t go with just three midfielders in a season.”
Elliott played arguably his best game for the club against the Wolves last week, and Klopp has been impressed with the young man’s development.
“Pretty good for a 19-year-old, right? There’s a lot to come from the kid,” he added.
“We trust them, but that doesn’t mean we won’t look at it this summer.”