Liverpool have been looking for a perfect defensive midfielder since a long time now. They targeted Andre Trindade of Fluminense but his transfer is taking way more time than expected. Moreover, the Reds are playing Alexis Mac Allister as a number 6. This is not a favourable position for the world cup winner. Unsurprisingly, Mac Allister hasn’t been able to deliver defensive duties in the midfield. Liverpool’s quest for a defensive midfielder started when two of their senior players, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho left for the middle East. However, both of them won every honour they could during their time at Anfield. They were at the peak of their career.
Since last season when these two players left, the Reds haven’t been able to replace them. However, they brought in Wataru Endo from Vfb Stuttgart this season. But the 30 year old senior midfielder hasn’t been able to impress since his arrival. Moreover, he was looking just like an option during Liverpool’s loss to Toulouse in the recent Europa league matchup. The Japanese international is having a very slow start to his career at Anfield.
Liverpool’s quest for a number 6 may end at Anfield itself.
As per liverpoolecho, Liverpool youngster Tyler Morton may be the answer to their search for a defensive midfielder. Moreover, his young age would be a plus point for him in Jurgen Klopp’s team as he’ll have a lot of room to improve. The 21 year old English international was loaned out to Hull City this season, wherein, he has started 7 of their last 8 matches. In addition to that, Morton has 2 assists to his name as well.
Morton’s performance has not gon unnoticed. He’s been on the backup list for the England’s U21 squad. If he continues this type of performance, there’s a high probability that he’ll be getting a senior international duty call up anytime soon. Morton was a number 6 option for the Reds 2 seasons ago. And he’ll deliver again if he’s given a chance. Even though he played as a number 8 in the academy, he has adapted to the defensive mid in a reasonably well manner.
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