Liverpool prodigy Curtis Jones could leave the Anfield outfit on loan in January.
According to The Times, the Reds will make a decision on whether to loan out Curtis Jones. Jones is one of the Reds’ most highly-rated young players but he might be given loan spell to aid his development.
Jones has enjoyed an impressive campaign, captaining the Under-23s and making his first-team debut.
The local lad – who supported the Reds as a boy – made his senior bow in the EFL Cup versus Milton Keynes Dons. He won the man of the match award that evening.
He also starred in a match against Arsenal in the EFL Cup, holding his nerve to net the winning penalty. Jones is set to travel with the first side for the FIFA Club World Cup later this month.
But Curtis might be loaned out in January. The talented England youth midfielder is likely to attract interest from a number of clubs in the EFL Championship after showing his talent.
The Reds need to tread carefully with this Curtis move – he is only one or two injuries away from a call-up. Jurgen Klopp’s side need to weigh up whether he will be better off on loan or at the club.
Curtis is excelling at youth level and more senior minutes could make the player a better player. Liverpool should monitor his form over the next month before making a decision.
James Milner has admitted he’d be open to the possibility of a return to the former club Leeds United as his deal impasse continues at Liverpool.
The Reds star will reach the end of his five-year contract in the summer and is available to sign a pre-contract with clubs outside of England as of next month.
Talks are said to be ongoing between Liverpool and Milner’s agents and the midfielder has previously stated his desire to resolve the issue and stay on with Jurgen Klopp’s roster for at least another year.
Speaking back in October, James said: “My contract with Liverpool is up the end of the season but hopefully we’ll sort something out. I want to keep going as long as possible at the highest level.”
However, with the deal as of yet unsigned, Milner has conceded that he’d consider a return to his boyhood club where he made his PL debut 17 years ago.
James, in a chat with The Sportsman, said he would love to experience another European league after spending nearly two decades in the PL.
Asked about a possible return to Elland Road, Liverpool’s vice-captain said:
“I’m a fan. I always follow the team and the results. So you can never say no or even yes because just so many changes in football, you never know what happens.
“It would be amazing to play for Leeds again but no one from the club has ever contacted me about that.
“People talk about my age and that I’m getting on, and could I continue after Liverpool, but I don’t think I’m typical physically for my age.”
Memphis Depay has done a great job at Ligue 1 giants Lyon since joining them from the struggling Premier League side Manchester United.
The 25-year-old star has scored consistently for Les Gones and is a permanent fixture in the Dutch national team too.
Memphis has turned his career around after his struggles at Old Trafford. He was signed from Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven but left after failing to make a mark at the club.
An older and more experienced Memphis seems to be at his best and the 25-year-old star has been linked with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Tottenham and United are also interested in the 25-year-old, however, Lyon are set to offer the player a new deal.
The club’s chairman Jean Michel Aulas confirmed to BeIN Sports a new deal was on the way. However, Aulas added that Nethernalds international was still to make a decision on signing it:
“We will make him a contract extension offer because he is an exceptional player. He will be the one who will ultimately decide. He is a sweet boy, an interesting man.”
The Reds are in a great position in the PL and could do with another quality forward coming in.
Mohamed Salah has had his injury problems this term while the club would need to rest players because of their packed schedule.
However, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi were brought back in the team to face Everton. The duo were excellent in the 5-2 win with both getting on the score sheet.
Xherdan could be the difference-maker for the remainder of the term. If the Swiss star performs at his best Liverpool might not need to think of making any signings in January.