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young gun John Aldridge identifies the Liverpool player who could give Jurgen Klopp his missing ingredient

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has seen the goals fly in this season (Joe Giddens/PA)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has seen the goals fly in this season (Joe Giddens/PA)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has seen the goals fly in this season (Joe Giddens/PA)

Curtis Jones could be the answer to Liverpool's lack of goals from midfield, with the 20-year-old now establishing himself in Jurgen Klopp's first team.

That's the verdict of former Liverpool striker John Aldridge, who suggests Jones could give the Reds the additional goals they have been missing from their midfield player in recent years.

Forward players Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota have offered the biggest attacking threat in the Liverpool team over the last couple of seasons, with Aldridge suggesting Jones' ability to fire long-range goals a quality that could add an extra dimension to Klopp's line-up.

"If Curtis Jones played every game for Liverpool this season, I reckon he would end up with 10-15 goals and that's what the side have been lacking in the last few years," Aldo told us.

"Steven Gerrard always scored goals from midfield and so did Philippe Coutinho, but Liverpool haven't really had a player making that type of contribution since.

"If the forward players don't score, Liverpool tend to struggle, so they need goals from midfielder and defenders coming up for set-pieces.

"I was speaking with Jurgen last week when I was at the announcement for the expansion of Anfield about Jones and mentioned to him that he could be the answer to the goal problem in midfield. He didn't want to give too much away, but I was with Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush and they agreed with me.

"I watched Jones playing a lot in his time with the Liverpool under-23 side and he has a great eye for goal with his long-range shooting, so he could be vital for Liverpool this season."

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