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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp must unleash 'exceptional' 20-year-old v Milan tonight - TBR View

Liverpool are in Champions League action tonight and what a fixture it is.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds host AC Milan – a team they’ve got plenty of history with – at Anfield.

Liverpool famously overcame the Rossoneri in the 2005 final, coming from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 and then win on penalties.


Two years later, the Reds had a rematch with Milan in the final, but that time, the Italians triumphed.

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However, Liverpool will be without one of their most talented youngsters for the tie.

Harvey Elliott suffered an ankle injury following a challenge in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Elland Road.

The 18-year-old successfully underwent surgery on Tuesday and will commence rehabilitation.

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In Elliott’s absence, Klopp is likely to call up another talented youngster, one who shone for Liverpool last season.

Curtis Jones has risen through the ranks at Anfield and has come a very long way in the last couple of years.

In early 2018, the 20-year-old signed his first professional contract at Anfield and made his Liverpool Under-23s debut.

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Just over three years later, Jones has 47 competitive senior appearances to his name, the accolade of being Liverpool’s youngest ever captain in a game, and a contract until 2025.

Last season, the midfielder – who Jurgen Klopp once deemed “exceptional” – stepped up when the club needed it most.

While Jones hasn’t made an appearance yet this season, this could – and should – change, starting tonight.

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