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.
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.
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.
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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