Liverpool coach names the player he wants to replace Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has named the player he wants to replace Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Liverpool will be without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane who are away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Salah and Mane will remain in Cameroon for the tournament until the end of the month, with the Reds clearly suffering as a result of their absence.

In midweek, Klopp’s side labored to a goalless draw against 10-man Arsenal in the Carabao Cup, showing a distinct lack of creativity in the absence of their star two.

Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino are attempting to fill the void left by the absence of quality offensive alternatives for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Without the creative force of Salah and Mane, Klopp may have found a solution; young midfielder Curtis Jones within his existing squad to replace Salah and Mane.

Jones was a standout midfielder last season, but injury difficulties have caused him to fall down the pecking order this season.

Klopp, on the other hand, is sure that the 20-year-old can fill the void left by Salah and Mane, and has urged him to reach his full potential.

“I had a long talk last week with Curtis. I love the boy, I love the potential he has,” Liverpool boss Klopp said.

“But we have to come now and really make the next steps so he fulfills the potential he has on the pitch very often.

“We have this kind of conversation when you are not 100% happy with the moment. He’s young, very young.

“But how I see it his potential is incredible, so we have to both together find a way to show that much more often so we are really in this development.”

Klopp also hailed the Englishman for his versatility, insisting that Jones can fill a number of roles in his team.

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