The deep-lying playmaker has struggled to truly assert himself as a regular first teamer since the German international replaced Brendan Rodgers in October.
The Wales international may have only made four Premier League starts this season—and featured in a further nine league games from the bench—but he has still caught the eye of La Liga heavyweights Sevilla, who are understood to see the midfielder as a potential successor to Ever Banega.
However, speaking to the media ahead of the Reds’ league showing against Bournemouth on Sunday, Klopp has insisted that the midfielder merits a future at Anfield.
“Joe deserves a future here, of course,” Klopp began [as per the Mirror]. “He’s been injured too much, but he’s in brilliant shape now.”
The midfielder’s finest moment of the season came in the Merseyside giants’ 3-3 draw against Arsenal in the middle of January, when he marked an eight-minute cameo with a last-minute equaliser to rescue a point at Anfield.
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The 26-year-old began his career at Swansea City—helping the Welsh side to the Premier League—before moving to Liverpool in 2012.