It’s no secret that a midfielder is desired, with the club being linked with names such as Jude Bellingham, Marco Asensio, and Barcelona youngster Gavi over the previous few weeks as the Anfield faithful face an agonising wait to see if Klopp brings anyone else to the club.
One name that has been linked recently is Aston Villa midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, who has been impressing for the England U19 side and featured 12 times for Villa in the Premier League last season.
The £5.4m-rated midfielder, who Paul Merson has claimed will go on to be an “absolute star” in the future, is very highly rated and FSG could land Klopp the next Gerrard with a swoop for the 18-year-old.
The comparisons between former England and Liverpool legend could convince Liverpool to bring the central midfielder to Anfield and he could follow in Gerrard’s footsteps.
Chukwuemeka made his Premier League debut for Villa at only 17 years old, a year younger than Gerrard when he made his first league appearance for Liverpool.
With the midfielder now playing under Gerrard, then there is nobody better to learn from than the former Rangers manager and this will only stand him in good stead for the future.
With Thiago, Jordon Henderson, and James Milner all in their 30s now, the onus is for Klopp to bring the average age of his midfield down.
Although Chukwuemeka, if he made the move to Anfield, might not start many games, his potential will be enough to convince Klopp of a move to prise him away from Villa.
A move could cost Liverpool in excess of £5m, and this could prove to be a very shrewd signing indeed.