Liverpool find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they prepare to embark on a Europa League campaign for the first time since 2015-16. Back then, Jurgen Klopp’s first season at the helm ended with a runners-up finish to Sevilla. While Europe’s second-tier competition is not where Liverpool want to be, Klopp is eager to use it as an opportunity for growth.
«We’ll definitely approach it like this», Klopp affirmed, emphasizing that only players who earn it will feature. «If youngsters are involved, it depends on their quality in the moment. That means we have real talent coming through, but this won’t be experimental».
Klopp continued, «I think if we avoid injury issues, we can field strong XIs on Thursdays and Sundays».
Several fringe Liverpool players stand to benefit from the added European minutes this season. The likes of will be keen to impress Klopp and stake their claims for more regular Premier League action. The Europa League provides the perfect platform to do just that.
Having recently marked a century of appearances for his beloved Liverpool, Curtis Jones finds himself at a career crossroads. The 21-year-old midfielder is still searching for a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp’s preferred starting eleven.
Jones’ stock rose after excelling for England’s Under-21 side in their triumphant UEFA European Championship campaign last summer. However, with new signings bolstering Liverpool’s midfield ranks, Jones faces an uphill battle for playing time.
The Europa League this season represents a prime opportunity for Jones to showcase his abilities. Rotation will be necessary across Liverpool’s congested fixture schedule, and Jones will hope to take any chances that come his way.
With his blend of technical quality, work rate, and Scouse spirit, Jones has all the attributes to become a homegrown hero at Anfield. The upcoming Europa League campaign can … Read More